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Spaying vs not

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GypsyTheDS
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Spaying vs not

Post by GypsyTheDS » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:43 am

Hi all. I was speaking to a couple that have 2 female DSs and they told me whatever i did NOT to spay my girl. they said it messed their girls up and made them gain much unwanted weight. They said the one mistake they did was spaying them. Not only that but it really "messed" with them. Opinions???
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Re: Spaying vs not

Post by TimL_168 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:08 pm

From everything I've read, it doesn't effect working drives or ability. It will lead to issues precipitating from hormone imbalance. There are alternatives to complete hysterectomy that will negate that imbalance.
However, look up pyometra. Search on here for it, and poke around on the interwebs. It's a real concern for intact females. To me at least.
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Re: Spaying vs not

Post by montecarlogirl87 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:35 pm

have owned 4 spayed dogs (and 2 spayed cats), best friend has had 3 thru the years... never had complications, any weight gain was from diet (had someone staying with us that was heavy handed with treats, surprise surprise, they've lost weight since she moved out) and never considered them 'messed up'
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Tell us about yourself: Me n my girls, Gypsy and Nala, live in Georgia. Gypsy was found as a neglected and abused stray. A Dutch Shepherd mix. She is now healthy and happy as part of our family. Nala came to us from a Craigslist ad at a year old. A tall and lanky German Shepherd/lab mix.
Location: Savannah, Georgia

Re: Spaying vs not

Post by GypsyTheDS » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:37 pm

:twocents: Maybe thats what she meant (hormone imbalance) Ive always spayed my dogs and have never had any regrets out of it. It just sounded that the breed in particular got thrown off by the spay. That was my main concern. Thank you so much for your guys input. :)
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Re: Spaying vs not

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:25 pm

I have had female dogs all of my life and spayed every one of them and have had no problems what so ever.
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Tell us about yourself: Me n my girls, Gypsy and Nala, live in Georgia. Gypsy was found as a neglected and abused stray. A Dutch Shepherd mix. She is now healthy and happy as part of our family. Nala came to us from a Craigslist ad at a year old. A tall and lanky German Shepherd/lab mix.
Location: Savannah, Georgia

Re: Spaying vs not

Post by GypsyTheDS » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:56 pm

Thank you all for your input. I have decided to spay her
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Re: Spaying vs not

Post by Joxgirl » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:30 am

Did you have her get a complete hysterectomy or partial?
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Tell us about yourself: Me n my girls, Gypsy and Nala, live in Georgia. Gypsy was found as a neglected and abused stray. A Dutch Shepherd mix. She is now healthy and happy as part of our family. Nala came to us from a Craigslist ad at a year old. A tall and lanky German Shepherd/lab mix.
Location: Savannah, Georgia

Re: Spaying vs not

Post by GypsyTheDS » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:13 pm

Complete. I guess i didn't really look into the partial. I was concerned about her hormones going wacko from some "advice" I got from another DS owner. But everybody that commented here helped me solve my concerns. :) No change in her at all. Still the same crazy dog as before. Lol.
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Re: Spaying vs not

Post by Joxgirl » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:01 am

That’s great. What’s important is that the dog is healthy.
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Re: Spaying vs not

Post by Joxgirl » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:02 am

I didn’t know that partial was an option.
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Tell us about yourself: Me n my girls, Gypsy and Nala, live in Georgia. Gypsy was found as a neglected and abused stray. A Dutch Shepherd mix. She is now healthy and happy as part of our family. Nala came to us from a Craigslist ad at a year old. A tall and lanky German Shepherd/lab mix.
Location: Savannah, Georgia

Re: Spaying vs not

Post by GypsyTheDS » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:50 pm

I guess not everywhere does it. I wasn't aware either. Learn something new every day. :)
Aimee, Gypsy (DS) & Nala (GSD/lab)

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Re: Spaying vs not

Post by Joxgirl » Tue May 01, 2018 4:59 am

I think a lot has to what a vet wants to do. I don’t see many vets as being forth coming with what is truest needed or could be offered. Sad because many of us pay cash for the procedures and are willing to pay for them. It would be nice to know what all
The options are. Glad we have this place so we can at least discuss things here.
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Tell us about yourself: Me n my girls, Gypsy and Nala, live in Georgia. Gypsy was found as a neglected and abused stray. A Dutch Shepherd mix. She is now healthy and happy as part of our family. Nala came to us from a Craigslist ad at a year old. A tall and lanky German Shepherd/lab mix.
Location: Savannah, Georgia

Re: Spaying vs not

Post by GypsyTheDS » Tue May 01, 2018 8:09 pm

For me this forum has been a big help. Giving me info on things I could do differently or just new things.
Aimee, Gypsy (DS) & Nala (GSD/lab)

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