My dog has her periods also, but people suggest her wearing "panties", she will totally rip them off.

And spaying is out, I hear they get fat if you spay your dog

Asked by Member 1117811 on Jun 27th 2012 in Dogs and a Clean Home
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Spaying will not make her fat. All 3 of my dogs have been spayed and they are not over weight. She can get a infection from not beeing spayed that could kill her. Dogs live longer healther lives if they spayed and neutered.

snickers answered on 6/27/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Spaying is a good idea for a dog's health over time. It is also associated with an increase in body weight. However, this is easy to control with how much you feed. Same as for dogs which aren't spayed.

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Mavis answered on 6/27/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Most of the negative associations concerning weight gain and spaying come about because most female dogs are spayed at the time they stop growing. Since owners are used to feeding their dog a certain amount each day, they tend to keep feeding this same amount and since the dog is no longer using the bigger amounts of food for growing they will put on weight instead.
With maturity also comes a decrease in the activity level which also gets blamed on the fact that the dog was spayed instead of the maturity of the dog due to age.
Previous posters ARE correct in that the risk of pyometria is greatly increased the longer a female dog remains intact and this is completely avoided with the removal of the uterus during a spay. Pyometria is a very serious disease and many, many more dogs die from that than from issues related to obesity, especially since obesity can be easily controlled as the dog can only eat the amount of food YOU provide to her, unlike us humans, they don't help themselves

Member 641257 answered on 6/27/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 4 Report this answer

Maggie Mae

My Maggie Mae isn't fat. Just like us, with proper diet and exercise you stay slim. Looks like you may have some image issues yourself if fatness takes precedence over the overall health of your dog. Just imagine what she'll look like after a litter of pups and she's nice and trim yeah but her nipples are hanging down like udder flaps. Which would you prefer? Look past the surface, and don't be lazy, because THAT would make her fat.

Maggie Mae answered on 6/27/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Its a common myth that spaying makes your dog fat, improper diet and lack of exercise make dogs fat. Spaying helps dogs live happier and healtheir life. You should visit a vet and discuss this problem

Member 1107927 answered on 6/28/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Lisa Juanetta Peoples

Of course! Dogs get fat after spaying. However, you must let them exercise every day (walking and running), so they will stay fit. I had my dog spayed and she is in excellent condition.

Lisa Juanetta Peoples answered on 7/31/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer