Spay or not to spay?

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xsmith95's picture
Joined: 2009-03-30

Diva is almost 6 months old now.  I have noticed our male, Nigel pulling at her back legs and sniffing around.  Should this tell me she will be coming into heat soon?  Should I worry?  Should I have her spayed now or wait?  Nigel is neutered... so no harm there.  Just not sure what is the healthiest for Diva.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

glengate's picture
Joined: 2009-07-22

You have the best chance to reduce the risk of mammary cancers by spaying before the first season.

If he is sniffing around, it could be that she's getting ready to come into season although it's kind of early for that.  More likely would be that she has vaginitis or an infection of some sort.