Spaying After Puppies

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Serenity06, May 24, 2016.

  1. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bully had puppies about 5 weeks ago. I was wondering when it's okay to get her spayed, and when she should come in heat again. I don't want to do it too soon, but definitely don't want to wait until after another heat cycle. I looked it up but got conflicting answers ranging from 4 weeks to 12 weeks. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Call you Vet to ask, Vet's tend to differ with their preference. I would get your female spayed as soon as she's done weaning, unsure when her next heat cycle would come around.
     
  3. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would consult your vet. They'll be able to provide you with the info you need as well as make the appointment at the same time.
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Some vets have different comfort levels of when they want to spay after a litter. For the most part, they can be spayed at any time after giving birth, but the mammary glands can be tricky to avoid during surgery. I agree that calling your vet (or wherever you plan to have her spayed) is the best idea!
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  5. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    many vets will do at once her milk is completely dried up. It can be done earlier, of course, but since she isn't in heat it would wait
     

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