I was just wondering when the best time to de-sex a dog is? I have been told a few different answers to this question and was curious whether anyone on here could perhaps tell me if there is in fact a better time to do this than others. I have been told by the vet than at six months of age is appropriate, before a bitches first season......and told by a breeder that after the second season, or when the dog has reached maturity. Also is it better to wait till after a season or do it before a season.
The reason I ask, is Paw-Sha will be going into her third season November/December 2009. I am going to have her de-sexed but am not sure if I should wait till after she has her season or just do it now. If anyone knows the answer to this question I would love to hear from you!