6 April 2013

To spay or not to spay...

Poochie is almost 3 years old now. Of course, she is as energetic as ever and I really hope that won't change. She could do with a bit of discipline though. Yes, even if she acts like a little angel most of the time.

Anyway, I digress. I wanted to talk about how poochie is growing old and we still need to spay her. Although I feel rather reluctant to do this to her. They usually say it's a good idea and it will spare me dealing with the crazy howls of the other dogs, the hormones and the little red stains all over the place. Well, it will have to be done.

"Nooo, don't spay me! I'm too young, I haven't frolicked enough!"

We have talked about this and it will have to happen after it warms up a bit. Spring is here, but we had snow just last week. I will also need days off from work to stay home and take care of her, of course.

Another concern we had was the anesthetic the vets would use. Most of them have various side-effects and we don't want to risk anything like that happening to poochie. So we aren't going for shots or pills, but we will use the safest method available, which is gas. It is the most expensive one of course, good things usually are like that.

If any of my readers have gone through this stage with their pets, I would invite you to offer your opinion on the subject. What are your feelings about spaying/neutering? And how important is the type of anesthetic for you?


  1. I'm going through the same thing as you! We have a 5 year old Chessie that we need to have spayed. We have put it off for as long as we can but I'm afraid we really need to get it done this Spring! If you have any good tips please be sure to share! Have a great weekend!

  2. I had my 18 month old Cavalier neutered last month and all went very well. He recovered quickly from the anesthetic (they use reversal agents now, just like in people - who knew!)not like when I had my first cat spayed,and she was groggy for 2 days. He had a 4 inch incision, since he had a hernia fixed at the same time, but it healed beautifully - and he didn't even require the Cone of Shame! :)
    Best of luck making your decision!

  3. Hi Poochie and mom, we found you thru the blog hop. Our vet says that spaying is safe; our doggie friend Mahalia is the proof of that. (She was given a safe anesthetic during the procedure... she's still the same spunky Japanese Spitz we know after being spayed.) x0x0x Vanilla Bean

  4. Thanks for the encouragement! I hope everything goes well with Aschiuta. She's a little devil, but I wouldn't want her to lose her energy.


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