Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: How long to wait before spaying?

  1. #1
    Newbie Become a 4 Paw Member JerseyGirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Mitra
    Country
    United States
    Location
    California
    Posts
    15
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jersey
    Likes (Received)
    17

    Default How long to wait before spaying?

    Hi Everyone

    I'm hoping to get some guidance on how old Jersey should be before we get her spayed.

    I've heard it should be done before the first heat, yet the vet told me with bulldogs it is important to wait until after their first heat. Advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Mitra

  2. #2
    Bulldog Vet in Training g8erjackie's Avatar
    Real Name
    Jackie
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    1,302
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Ruckus and Regina
    Likes (Received)
    1041

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    I waited until Regina was 1 year old. I wanted to let her mature some before messing with her hormones. I bought soggy diapers and panty liners to keep on her when she was inside. I also didn't leave her diapered if she was crated.

  3. Likes JerseyGirl liked this post
  4. #3
    Bulldog Vet in Training Corine Pesantes's Avatar
    Real Name
    Corine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,145
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lockjaw and Penny
    Likes (Received)
    1757

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    We got Penny spayed before her first heat at 6 months. But I also had an in tact male in the house and DID NOT want puppies in my future! Lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    "Every once in a while, a dog (or 2) enters your life and changes everything!" <3

    Mommy of Lockjaw and Penny


  5. Likes helsonwheels, JerseyGirl liked this post
  6. #4
    Potty Trainer Jellyfish's Avatar
    Real Name
    Angie
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    58
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Hank
    Likes (Received)
    130

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corine Pesantes View Post
    We got Penny spayed before her first heat at 6 months. But I also had an in tact male in the house and DID NOT want puppies in my future! Lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    We will be doing this. Daisy just turned 6 months but with Hank in the house, I don't want an unexpected surprise. I'll be scheduling Daisy's spay soon.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

  7. #5
    Bulldog Vet in Training Corine Pesantes's Avatar
    Real Name
    Corine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,145
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lockjaw and Penny
    Likes (Received)
    1757

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellyfish View Post
    We will be doing this. Daisy just turned 6 months but with Hank in the house, I don't want an unexpected surprise. I'll be scheduling Daisy's spay soon.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    She's almost a year old now and doing great. She recovered quickly from her surgery and hasn't had any issues.
    Good luck and keep us posted on when Daisy gets hers done!
    "Every once in a while, a dog (or 2) enters your life and changes everything!" <3

    Mommy of Lockjaw and Penny


  8. Likes Jellyfish liked this post
  9. #6
    Potty Trainer Jellyfish's Avatar
    Real Name
    Angie
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    58
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Hank
    Likes (Received)
    130

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corine Pesantes View Post
    She's almost a year old now and doing great. She recovered quickly from her surgery and hasn't had any issues.
    Good luck and keep us posted on when Daisy gets hers done!
    I definitely will!!

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

  10. Likes Corine Pesantes liked this post
  11. #7
    The Ultimate Sourmug helsonwheels's Avatar
    Real Name
    Helene
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    5,020
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Nyala n Duke
    Likes (Received)
    6228

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    Hi Everyone

    I'm hoping to get some guidance on how old Jersey should be before we get her spayed.

    I've heard it should be done before the first heat, yet the vet told me with bulldogs it is important to wait until after their first heat. Advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Mitra
    Nyala was spayed a month ago she was 6 months. There's really no specific day. Like for males, I never had any of my males fixed except my GS cause he was very aggressive. You know, it never fixed his aggressiveness. So, from what I see n seen there is no day. Many years ago I use to breed dobermams and back then you waited till their first period not before. Today, most vets finds it the sooner the better $$$$ My breeder didn't want any of her females bred so she insisted on 6 months. I personally, I would wait till first heat is over like back when. You never heard of issues like we have today on dogs. I would also not have all remove just "tied" the tubes. Like women, if you remove everything, other issues "can" appear later on, hormone problems etc etc. Dogs are the only animal that is the closes to the humans as in health wise. Ok that was my 2 long cents for a simple question. Lolllll well I just wanted you to see and think about options n reality.

  12. Likes JerseyGirl liked this post
  13. #8
    Founder of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Manydogs's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lynn
    Country
    U.S.A.
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    10,638
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maudee,Martha,Lizzie,Bro.Katie
    Likes (Received)
    6661

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    My girls were spayed at one year old, and they hadn't come in heat yet.
    "
    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"

  14. Likes JerseyGirl liked this post
  15. #9
    Newbie Become a 4 Paw Member JerseyGirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Mitra
    Country
    United States
    Location
    California
    Posts
    15
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jersey
    Likes (Received)
    17

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    I waited until Regina was 1 year old. I wanted to let her mature some before messing with her hormones. I bought soggy diapers and panty liners to keep on her when she was inside. I also didn't leave her diapered if she was crated.
    Thanks for the advice! Great suggestion on the diapers and not crating her with diapers on. Thanks again

  16. #10
    Newbie Become a 4 Paw Member JerseyGirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Mitra
    Country
    United States
    Location
    California
    Posts
    15
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jersey
    Likes (Received)
    17

    Default Re: How long to wait before spaying?

    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Nyala was spayed a month ago she was 6 months. There's really no specific day. Like for males, I never had any of my males fixed except my GS cause he was very aggressive. You know, it never fixed his aggressiveness. So, from what I see n seen there is no day. Many years ago I use to breed dobermams and back then you waited till their first period not before. Today, most vets finds it the sooner the better $$$$ My breeder didn't want any of her females bred so she insisted on 6 months. I personally, I would wait till first heat is over like back when. You never heard of issues like we have today on dogs. I would also not have all remove just "tied" the tubes. Like women, if you remove everything, other issues "can" appear later on, hormone problems etc etc. Dogs are the only animal that is the closes to the humans as in health wise. Ok that was my 2 long cents for a simple question. Lolllll well I just wanted you to see and think about options n reality.
    Thank you My vet suggested we wait until after her first heat as well. I have just heard so many different things that I wanted to get input from this forum. I appreciate your input and the suggestions from other members.

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •