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bitches on heat.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by emilylp, Aug 8, 2009.


  1. emilylp

    emilylp PetForums VIP

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    when i get a dog i want a female.

    however , do there ''period'' make alot of mess, and do they stop if you spay them?

    and how much to spay them


    only reason i want a female is for the smaller size.
     
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    what breed of dog are you thinking of getting
     
  3. Pam/Holly

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    I always have girls and have them spayed which stops them being in season, I had my Yorkie done at 6 months before she had a season so no mess and no problems.
     
  4. emilylp

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    a springer spaniel :) or a sprocker :)
     
  5. haeveymolly

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    It actually depends on your vet if you want your bitch spayed before her first season you would have to find a vet that would do it, i personally wouldnt but there are other views on the subject.
     
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    Size really depends on the breeding and the difference won't be that great.

    That said, if you want a female, then yes spaying will stop them coming into season. It also means that you won't have to keep them in for 6 weeks of the year ;). Cost really depends on where you live. Around here, it is around £180 but vet fees seem to be higher around here.

    Some will spay before their first season, but I would prefer to let them have a season first.
     
  7. emilylp

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    hmmm , maybe a male woul dbe easier then?
     
  8. haeveymolly

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    Well not really, there can be problems with keeping a male intact and its not adviced to have them neutered too young theres no easy way out owning a dog, our first springer was neutered at 9 months and i think now looking back that it made him alittle nervous as he was still young, nothing serious so we left our eldest springer we have now and he got an enlarged prostate due to male hormone and it was horrendous so painfull and he was so ill then after recovery we had him neutered. Our first female springer is now 12months and not had a first season when she has we will have her spayed.
     
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    If u get a bitch for pet only maybe be good idea to spay male dogs can tend to "hump" or scent if they smell any bitches on heat
     
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    My vet only charges £120 for spaying a female. And refuses to do it before the 1st season as if done then it may cause a higher risk to UTi's.

    My nearly 7 month old male is booked in to be neutered on monday as his humping and marking is getting a problem!

    Females do not make that much mess, you do have to keep them away from other dogs for the thre weeks, but you can get them pants to lessen the mess they make.

    x
     
  11. Pam/Holly

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    I have always had females for 47 years and never had a problem. You will still need to have a male neutered. I paid £96 for my Yorkie to be spayed.
     
  12. emilylp

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    do you need to neuter male dogs?

    if there not going to be near females?
     
  13. emilylp

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    if i get a boy puppy , next year, in june-ish , then spay him in december?
     
  14. haeveymolly

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    Not if you choose not to but as i said mine got an enlarged prostate by not being neutered and there are other conditions they can get, some never have problems but thats the risk you take. Then there are the problems of them marking and humping and sometimes getting a bit big for their boots.:D
     
  15. emilylp

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    thanks :D

    what does marking mean?
     
  16. haeveymolly

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    They will wee to put down their own scent some are worse than others ive known dogs do all over the house. In reply to your other question if you get a dog in june say it at least 8 weeks as i would not get one any younger december woild make it 8 months i would say thats too early.
     
  17. emilylp

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    do they spray like cats do , and it stinks?

    what age will they mark then?

    and ahhh what age is appropriate?
     
  18. emilylp

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    oh just read on the internet on numerous sites that,

    if the dog is house trained he wont mark in the house, as long as you can be vigilant and when they cock there leg up say NO and teach them its wrong then take them outside to mark

    says intact or not intact they can do it if there not trained
     
  19. Buggles

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    Yes, having her speyed will stop her from being in season. I don't have much experience with females as we've always had males but from what I can remember from females, no they don't make much mess although you might want to put old towels down where she sleeps.

    There isn't really any guarantee that a female will be smaller than a male.

    Not sure why you are saying it will be easier to get a male. Either way it needs neutering.
     
  20. haeveymolly

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    No its not like cats they just wee, they usaully start it when they begin to mature/cocking leg to wee, i would leave a dog until around 18months before neutering.
     
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