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Old 11-29-2012, 09:19 AM   #31 (permalink)
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"Blank" - you have some valid points and I understand your point of view, but unfortunately irresponsible pet owners will always exist and along with that the potential for their animals to go out and make babies. Yes, spaying/neutering is a money making machine for vets. So is every other industry related to pets - toys, foods, supplements, etc. I also believe that if you're not a breeder and for the vast majority of "regular" pet owners, the benefits of spaying/neutering far outweigh the benefits of keeping your pet intact.

I'm probably going to put my foot in my mouth here, but it seems that everyone else speaks their mind here, so I will as well. Everyone has their own opinions on this subject and that goes for just about anything else as well. Giving information is always a good thing, but the manner in which it is given is also important. To be devil's advocate I've read quite a few posts and although I understand people are very passionate on this subject I've found the tone of some posts to be very condescending and border line rude - so in essence, if you're going to dish it out you have to expect some backlash.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I have read the link and I will look more into it too. More just for curiosity than anything. Both my girls are already spayed. My 10 year old is the healthiest dog ever.. knock on wood... She had a seizure once and after numerous tests with no results she's fine and never had it again, she was I think 8 at the time. She also got Advil out of my purse.... One of the most deadliest things!!! If your dog gets Advil they need to get to a vet right away!!! I had 2 dogs on IV at the vet for a week because of it. Luckily they both pulled through 100%.. $4000 later!!! The only Advil I own now is at work! Other than that she has her yearly checkup and bloodwork because of her age. My next pup will have a spay contract but I am still interested in learning about it. Thanks




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Old 11-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #33 (permalink)
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"Blank" - you have some valid points and I understand your point of view, but unfortunately irresponsible pet owners will always exist and along with that the potential for their animals to go out and make babies. Yes, spaying/neutering is a money making machine for vets. So is every other industry related to pets - toys, foods, supplements, etc. I also believe that if you're not a breeder and for the vast majority of "regular" pet owners, the benefits of spaying/neutering far outweigh the benefits of keeping your pet intact.

I'm probably going to put my foot in my mouth here, but it seems that everyone else speaks their mind here, so I will as well. Everyone has their own opinions on this subject and that goes for just about anything else as well. Giving information is always a good thing, but the manner in which it is given is also important. To be devil's advocate I've read quite a few posts and although I understand people are very passionate on this subject I've found the tone of some posts to be very condescending and border line rude - so in essence, practice what you preach.
I agree with your comment on irresponsible owners. So many dogs and cats put down daily at the shelters. I've never heard any negative about spaying until now it actually surprised me. With Nikki being a boxer my vet said to wait until she was 6 months for growing reasons with my pug she was 5 months. Even if you are responsible I met someone that had their dog in the kennel and came back pregnant... Just someone I was talking to so I don't know the whole story.


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Old 11-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #34 (permalink)
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How is Stella today? Has she had any water yet?
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:28 PM   #35 (permalink)
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its been awhile since we had our ten yr old cocker spaniel fixed but i remember she was groggy the first night and didn't eat or drink very much. by the second day she seemed more alert and was acting like her goofy self. just be sure that you keep her calm and comfortable and away from other dogs and she will be fine.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Rilmas thanks for asking, yesterday she was very tired but did end up drinking plenty of water as night came. This morning she seems her normal self, she keeps whining to get off the bed so she can play and roam the house and backyard to eat leaves, and dried up figgs she finds outside. I have to keep telling stella to lay back down, and she gives me a dirty look and groans then lays back down with a heavy long sigh... haha poor pup
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:04 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Glad she's coming around. Can you walk her on a leash for short walks or is that against doctors orders? Just thinking she might able to get rid of a little energy anyway. We'll be in your shoes in Jan or Feb and won't be able to walk her because it'll be way to cold. Not looking forward to it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Awww...glad she is coming around. Maybe taking her for a small walk will do her good. You will just have to keep her calm. I will be in your shoes come Feb-March time frame.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Vet says no walks or baths for 14 days. As well as no contact with other animals or being outside for risk of getting dirty and infection. She keeps going for her stitches so cone has to stay on... i really should have gotten that blowup tube.

Has anyone ever heard of keeping away from recent nueterd male? My mother inlaw comes up with whacky things, and says stella can still get pregnant from a recent nueterd male for a week or two... this makes no sense to me. She is the one who also told me boxers CANNOT swim, and harnesses are NOT good for them. I just nodd and smile when i hear this nonsense
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #40 (permalink)
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A recently neuteured male still has the potential to impregnate a female dog. The hormones stay in their system for quite some time afterwards. It's not an immediate fix. So, your MIL is actually right on that one
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