BrokenAquarian wrote:Maybe it's not so much about the spay, but the fact that the dog is only a pup at 6 months old. Letting the dog grow for a bit longer is probably what helps.
Conformation is conformation. If she's tucked way up in there, getting taller isn't going to do much.
BrokenAquarian wrote:Both of my dogs are bigger than they were at 6 months old - not just taller. They are definitely not done growing at that age.
I've noticed that the sex organs of many dogs stay under developed when spuetered before maturity. They grow bigger when left intact. Male's have "weenies" opposed to "Dongs"
irkenequine wrote:A vulvoplasty is a very quick and easy surgery, especially if she's already going ot be under for a spay. My roommate's puppy just had it done along with her spay and it wasn't more than an extra 100 bucks. Dissolvable sutures and she was done! When you think about it, if it saves you ONE vet visit for a UTI, its paid for itself...and then you don't have to wait on a heat cycle.
Mmmm... its actually a fairly painful area to get "tucked" and severe problems can occur if the dog cannot be kept from licking the incision line. I really don't think it should be considered as quick and easy as all that.
My first practice performed epidurals on dogs undergoing vulvoplasty, i think that was mild overkill, but still, this is a painful surgery. Maybe, like many surgeries, it is much less of a problem as a puppy than as an adult, but I have no experience to go by.
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