|Barked: Thu Aug 13, '09 8:03pm PST |
|I agree with all previous posts, 7 in general is not a bad age for surgery. You want to make sure you think of everything else, like dental care or dew-claw removal etc. you may want to have done while she is under anesthesia.
There is a condition called pyometria ( I just looked through a few books to find the correct spelling, but it is just too late......, I'm sure someone knows how to spell it!).
I almost lost my last dog to this and would never again hold off on the spaying unless I am breeding my dog, or there are major health concerns for surgery.
The dogs starts going into heat, but something happens and it stops. This means that everything stays in the uterus and ultimately causes toxic shock.
My Heidi was NOT in major distress, but I had a very bad feeling and brought her to my vet on a Sunday night. He looked at her and said:" I will call you when I am done with surgery"....
He told me later that if I had waited until Monday morning, it would have been too late.....
Oh, and Panda is spayed.....
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