Rebecca, Irena Farm Posted October 18, 2004 Report Share Posted October 18, 2004 I just had my two year and three month old bitch spayed today. I have two questions that came to mind while I was reading a post of AK Doc Dog's on another thread ("That Time . .", etc): Jen had one silent heat, then three full cycles, then had just started going into heat today again just five weeks after her last cycle. Is she at the same increased risk for mammarian cancer as a bitch that had gone through the equivalent number of heats on a more normal four to six-month cycle? Or is it even worse possibly since this was an abnormal situation? She had no significant physical changes yet on this last cycle - today had to be day one - I could tell though because she peed buckets and my males were clickety-clacking and my guard dogs were showing up on my doorstep (they're next!). The other thing - AK Doc Dog mentioned something I'd never heard before, having even had a few "in-heat" spays done to rescues here - that the bitch would continue to act receptive after the surgery. Is this less likely to happen with Jen, since we did catch her early in the cycle? If it does happen, will she be all right after the ten days of recovery even though that would normally be just about the start of her standing heat? I have a neutered male that WILL try to mount her and has been successful at tying even (yes, indeed!). She'll be completely crate rested for the next ten days but after that, how much caution is necessary? Thanks! Jen is sulking at present but I expect she'll be feeling pretty uppity in the morning! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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