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Dog Health > Please HELP MY DOG



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12/30/2012
 
 
Barked: Sun Dec 30, '12 10:18am PST 
Could be an allergy! I have a family member who's Boxer has the same problem and the vet said it was allergies.
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Dog Health > Spaying a 5 year old Shih Tzu female?


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12/30/2012
 
 
Barked: Sun Dec 30, '12 10:15am PST 
Hello smile

I've been browsing the internet for answers for the past hour without finding a definite one, so I thought I'd try my luck here.

I have a 5 year old Shih Tzu female. We wanted to have babies with her so we didn't get her spayed, but have now decided against having babies.

I read that the health risk of cancer isn't reduced when spaying her at 5 years old, but the risk of a uterus infection is removed or at least reduced.

The question is ....is it still safe to have her spayed at this age? She's about 5 years and 6-7 months old right now. Or is there an elevated surgery risk?

Thank you very much for any advice and have a happy new year!

snoopy
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