|Barked: Wed Oct 1, '08 7:16pm PST |
|Man, Tucker's got it down!
I've always jokingly said anybody who wants to keep their females intact (without the intention of showing and breeding them) needs to sit in on an emergency pyometra spay. It is absolutely the most horrifying thing on the face of this planet, and man do they feel like crap!
The risk of mammary cancer is literally null when spayed, but the longer left intact the higher the risk.
Puppies are for the professionals! First and foremost, Bullmastiffs usually have to undergo a c-section. (Ka-ching!) And then, can you imagine a litter of 14? Would you be able to get up every 2 hours round the clock to feed the stragglers? What about feeding all of them every half an hour if Mom rejects them or doesn't produce milk? Could you sucessfully place 14 puppies in homes that you were absolutely positive were the best homes avaliable for them? When that puppy is 4 years old and the owners no longer want it, are you prepared to take back in what you created? Allof these need to be considered and seriously pondered before thinking of breeding.
Here are even more things to think about!
In a nutshell a speutered Bullmastiff will live a longer, healthier and more mentally balanced life without all of those icky hormones running through them! Without a doubt have it done! In the end, onen way or another, eventually it is going to be done. However, you as the owner need to decide if it will be on your own terms (and with a healthy pet) or on the ticking time bomb "the uterus'" terms (with a very sick pet). Having your female pet spayed is single handedly the most important thing you can do for her as an owner!
Good luck during your spay tomorrow, Buddah! I hope you get 'er done! Let us know how you're doing afterwards, okay? It's no big deal really! The same time I had my spay done I had my stomach taked, too! It ain't no thing! They couldn't bring me down!
P.S. In the future feel free to post in the Bodacious Bullmastiffs group! That's where all the action's at! Anybody who isn't a member and would like an invite, please p-mail me so I can send you one!
Edited by author Wed Oct 1, '08 7:32pm PST