(Closed) Desexing dog when on heat- advice and opinions needed!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Because of the risks involved, if I were you, I would just take her with you and have her spayed by a different vet when you get to your new destination.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@TrentsGirl: So i have been a vet tech for almost 7 years. There are always risks involved with surgery, no matter what the procedure. The problem with spaying while she is in-heat is the potential for more bleeding and the uterus being extra friable (easily frayed and pulled apart) while trying to remove it. This can make the procedure longer, more difficult and involved extra suturing. This keeps your animal under anesthesia longer and extra bleeding makes recovery more difficult. While the majority of vets know the extra precautions to take and will spend the time to do it correctly, I would not have my own animal spayed while in-heat. I know that the heat is difficult to deal from a human perspective but its worth the wait. I would have it done when you can be there for her entire recovery. I would not leave my pet with a friend that doesnt have any animal medical experience after MAJOR surgery. It really is a big deal and you want someone around that knows what to expect and that will watch her very closely after the procedure. Hope this helps, you are welcome to message me with any additional questions! 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@TrentsGirl: its different for every dog, I dont know why your vet quoted a specific time limit but its rare that any dog is in-heat for an exact amount of time. its an average-it can change every heat cycle just like people. since she is 3 years old, you can expect her heat to last about the same amount of time as her previous episodes. regardless there is a chance that she will still be in-heat after the move. But even if she is, waiting an additional week after the move allows her to come out of heat and you to be settled! 🙂 then you can be there to help her through recovery.  

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