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Do I Spray Chloe Female?

Posted by Phillipa on December 28, 2006, at 22:03:05

This am I thought Chloe was going through her first heat a little blood on the carpet. Then we noticed some feces with it so to the Vet. She has a bacterial infection and on Cipro now which she promptly vomited when the Vet gave her the first pill. And chicken and rice for three days. So my question is how bad is it when a pup goes through heat? No plans to breed. But I don't want her to get fat like Teddy. And I never spayed or neurtered my male Brandy years ago and he lived to be l7 with no cancers. So I have no experience with females. Any advise? Thanks Phillipa

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Phillipa

Posted by NikkiT2 on December 29, 2006, at 3:52:06

In reply to Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by Phillipa on December 28, 2006, at 22:03:05

You *must* have her spayed.. please. Any dogs in the area will know when she is in heat, and will do everything they can to get at her.. and she will do what she can to get at them.. while you might quite like the idea of some cute little pupppies, you then have to find ~good~ homes for all of them..

I am a huge believer that all pets should be neutered / spayed.. only people with a breeding license should be allowed un-neutered pets.. there is a huge problem in the UK, the US and Canada (and probably elsewhere, but they are the countries I have read up on) with ferel pets.

But, from the dogs we have owned in my life, I do seem to remember vets reccomending waiting until after their first season to get a female dog spayed.

Nikki

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Phillipa

Posted by Farkus on December 29, 2006, at 7:21:18

In reply to Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by Phillipa on December 28, 2006, at 22:03:05

I'm also of the opinion that pets one is not intending to breed should be neutered, even if you think there will NEVER be chance an accidental conception would occur.

On personal thought and experience, hygienic concerns became an issue for me with a family member's nonneutered female. I got to the point I would not visit when their dog was in heat. I had a piece of clothing ruined. Not a pleasant thing to discuss and maybe the circumstances were unusual but -------

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Phillipa

Posted by fayeroe on December 29, 2006, at 7:50:09

In reply to Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by Phillipa on December 28, 2006, at 22:03:05

please spay her. unspayed females have a slightly bigger chance of having cancer. i lost one because she had had so many other medical problems that we didn't want to put her under again.......big mistake. she got breast cancer.

plus, you'll always live with the possibility that you'll have a litter of unwanted puppies and the dog population is out of control now.

please spray her. keeps your house cleaner and she won't get fat if you don't feed her more..........pat

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Phillipa

Posted by ClearSkies on December 29, 2006, at 8:29:31

In reply to Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by Phillipa on December 28, 2006, at 22:03:05

Please spay your doggy, Phillipa. I agree with the others for all the reasons given. Unless you want a housefull of Chloes and Brandys, I think it is best to neuter our pets.

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female?

Posted by valene on December 29, 2006, at 9:16:50

In reply to Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by Phillipa on December 28, 2006, at 22:03:05

YES, Jan spay her! I have 3 cavalier king charles spaniels, one being a girl and I couldn't spay her at first because she is show quality and the breeder wanted her to have one litter and she would get first pick of pup - well I didn't want to breed her but had to go through one heat and then the breeder got cancer and told me to go ahead and spay her, but did you realize that even going through one heat increases the likelihood of the dog getting breast cancer? It does! Thankfully my girl is now 8 going on 9 and very healthy but please, go ahead and spay her. You can easily control how much she eats. My little dogs get a measured cup a day of food plus a treat here and there and are not fat.
Love, Val


> This am I thought Chloe was going through her first heat a little blood on the carpet. Then we noticed some feces with it so to the Vet. She has a bacterial infection and on Cipro now which she promptly vomited when the Vet gave her the first pill. And chicken and rice for three days. So my question is how bad is it when a pup goes through heat? No plans to breed. But I don't want her to get fat like Teddy. And I never spayed or neurtered my male Brandy years ago and he lived to be l7 with no cancers. So I have no experience with females. Any advise? Thanks Phillipa

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female?

Posted by Dinah on December 29, 2006, at 10:50:43

In reply to Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by Phillipa on December 28, 2006, at 22:03:05

Absolutely spay her. Not only does it decrease the chance of cancer, but your house will stay cleaner, and Chloe won't have the psychological ill effects of twice a year looking for something she can't have.

I spay mine as soon as I possibly can, and my vet doesn't consider it necessary to wait for their first heat. I tell him to tell me the earliest possible age, and I do it then.

And while you're at it, don't forget to microchip her if you haven't already. Even the best protected dog can get separated from its owner, and microchips are now the accepted method of checking for ownership. My vet won't even accept boarders unless they're microchipped.

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? valene

Posted by Dinah on December 29, 2006, at 10:53:22

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by valene on December 29, 2006, at 9:16:50

I have a female Cavalier! She is unfortunately grossly overweight and I'm about to stop my lifelong practice of freefeeding because of it. She weighs 35 pounds, and although she's a big girl, she's not supposed to be that big.

They're great dogs, aren't they? If we decide not to get another Aussie or Collie and stay with something smaller, we'll probably look for another one.

Do yours snore? Ours raises the roof with her snores.

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Dinah

Posted by LJRen on December 29, 2006, at 18:32:54

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? valene, posted by Dinah on December 29, 2006, at 10:53:22

She probably snores b/c she is overweight. I know fat cats who snore.

Ren

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? LJRen

Posted by Dinah on December 29, 2006, at 19:13:33

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Dinah, posted by LJRen on December 29, 2006, at 18:32:54

I know that's why *I* snore. :)

But her snout is also shortish, and I was wondering if they traditionally had similar problems to the brachycephalic breeds.

I swear, I've only had one or two really fat dogs in my life with free feeding. Usually if they know it's available, it's not so important to them.

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? ClearSkies

Posted by Phillipa on December 29, 2006, at 19:24:11

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Phillipa, posted by ClearSkies on December 29, 2006, at 8:29:31

Clear Skies you remember my Brandy my baby I will cry as If I thought I could have little Brandy's I wouldn't hesitate. But guys how in a neighborhood of neutered little dogs like her do they end up at your door when they all walk on leashes. And I do plan on neutering her but is it after the first heat or before. Sorry to combine . Love Phillipa

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Dinah

Posted by Phillipa on December 29, 2006, at 19:29:46

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by Dinah on December 29, 2006, at 10:50:43

Dinah we will make an appointment to have her spayed. Hopefully this intestinal thing clears up. No movement bowel wise today is this good or bad? On chicken and rice and the Cipro? And over six months now? Love Jan or whatever you chose to call me it's fine.

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female?

Posted by TexasChic on December 29, 2006, at 19:44:04

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? ClearSkies, posted by Phillipa on December 29, 2006, at 19:24:11

I know how you feel. I lost my kitty I had for 11 years. The only friend I had. It was several years ago and it just about killed me. Literally. Now I have my new kitty.

I think the problem of overpopulation applies to all of us. There's so many that are homeless that we can give loving homes to. We have control that these animals do not. We can help them have a better life. By neutering we give homeless anmials homes they wouldn't have had otherwise. By neutering Chloe you give others a chance of a loving home.

-T

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? TexasChic

Posted by Phillipa on December 29, 2006, at 21:02:48

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by TexasChic on December 29, 2006, at 19:44:04

T I think I worry the most about the fact that my Daughter took her Dauschand in to be neutered and she died just a pup. My guess is she was intubated and noone made sure she was breathing on her own. It changed my Daughter for life . The One that I just visited in Florida bad trip won't get into that here it's not the time or place. But Chloe as soon as she's well will have to be neutered the Vet did say that they use laparoscopy. But still disolving stitches. Love Jan

 

Wow, how preachy was I last night?

Posted by TexasChic on December 30, 2006, at 12:48:50

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female?, posted by TexasChic on December 29, 2006, at 19:44:04

My drunk postings alway comes out all emotional and sappy.

On the bright side, that's the first drunk I've had in quite a while. Guess I was feeling lonely.

-T

 

Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? Dinah

Posted by valene on January 5, 2007, at 9:03:28

In reply to Re: Do I Spray Chloe Female? valene, posted by Dinah on December 29, 2006, at 10:53:22

Dinah, just saw your message! Sorry I did not reply earlier. Aren't they the greatest dogs? I am so attached to my female, she is "my heartbeat at my feet". YES she snores worse than the boys! The older she gets she snores even more! I think it is due to their short noses but my two boys hardly snore at all!
Val


> I have a female Cavalier! She is unfortunately grossly overweight and I'm about to stop my lifelong practice of freefeeding because of it. She weighs 35 pounds, and although she's a big girl, she's not supposed to be that big.
>
> They're great dogs, aren't they? If we decide not to get another Aussie or Collie and stay with something smaller, we'll probably look for another one.
>
> Do yours snore? Ours raises the roof with her snores.


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