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    I knew a SWF once whose tail was permanently paralysed after she nearly died from a paralysis tick and it greatly affected her confidence around other dogs.
    How would not using the tail make the dog unconfident? The fact she almost died and probably had permanent medical problems or aches probably contributed considering she might have felt more vulnerable to being hurt. Or another reason entirely.

    What about breeds that naturally are bobtail? They're not unsocial freaks.

    Incontinence is sited as a major reason for having dogs put down. Bitches that are spayed too early will not develop a mature pelvic floor musculature and are prone to incontinence. I regret sterilizing Hobbes, and I regret spaying Lulu and Lizzie. All three actions were unnecessary and did nothing to improve my dogs long term health outcomes.
    My friends kelpie x was speyed at under 4 months old. They were wondering why they were finding wet patches on her bed and the couch. I told them, go to the vet, it's spey incontinence. I was right, the dog is now on hormone tablets to control it and she will be pretty much permanently. The dog is going to turn 2 soon. I asked did the vet ever mention this chance with early desexing, my friend said no, the vet had told her the earlier the better.

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    Frosty was speyed at 8 weeks old by AWL.

    There's all sorts of risks associated with that, but so far so good. No problems. I figure the vet that did it must have had a lot of practice with tiny puppies, because it was a very neat job from the outside.

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    what an informative thread this has turned into, thanks everyone for your contributions. Although i had an opinion(based on nothing other than my thoughts) that it would be better to wait till a dog was at least partially grown up before desexing, i'd never heard of things like speying incontinence. Great information to know(although i'll never own a female dog anyway lol)

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    I had both Harley and Bella desexed around 1 and a half years of age. No issues yet and I don't regret it for a second. Considering I have seen Harley nearly clear a 6" fence and with his aggression issues desexing was the best thing for him. With Bella it just means less mess. I will never not have a desexed dog. I think it should be mandatory desexing for all dogs that aren't owned by registered breeders, it would go a long way to solve BYB and puppy farming issues.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Oh yes, I will definitely be having Oskar desexed, there is no question about it!! Just as soon as we have the funds available, it will be off to have snipity snip lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    Oh yes, I will definitely be having Oskar desexed, there is no question about it!! Just as soon as we have the funds available, it will be off to have snipity snip lol.
    Hahaha yeah after his affection for black labradors was shown at our last meet I think it is for the best lol

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    LOL, It's uh, any lab in general, he has a soft (well pretty hard actually) spot for them. LMAO

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    I have seen breeders advertise there puppies will be spayed at 8 weeks?
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    For Oskar's mum
    National Desexing Network | Home

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    Some breeders have been burned by puppy buyers who have promised to desex their limited register puppy (not to be bred) and then changed their minds and started using their purchase as a cash farm and quoting the original breeder's prefix. It's ugly and nasty and some breeders want to make sure their puppies never suffer this fate.

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    Lmao, I have just come across this thread, havent read it all , but some great topics, im was wondering , how could they be chatting about cropped ears for 8 pages?
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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