My first female dog puppy is my current 7 year adult dog, Shana. My two other female dogs before Shana, were both spayed and well into adulthood when I got them. The decision, therefore, was up to me whether to spay her and when to spay her. Originally, I was planning on the two or three year mark so her hormones would be intact during her development years. Then I could not find a compelling reason why to have such a surgery on her. She was not going to be out and about around males that could impregnate her or out of my sight, and the mammary tumor concerns did not seem to warrant it or guarantee this would not be a problem later. I had not heard out Pyrometra until our vacation this last week. This is something you really want to avoid, is dangerous, and pretty common occurrence, as I was about to find out.
Author, Robin Rubin
Owner and Head Dog Trainer in Maine, Robin Katherine Rubin, started her Maine dog training business in September 2004. Our dog training facility is located in Southern Maine in York Beach and we help families enjoy their dogs more, making sure they listen reliably and resolving unwanted behaviors.