But spaying increases the risk for alot of other diseases and cancers. Yes, pyo and mammary cancers are at a higher risk, but hypothyroidism, bone cancers, obesity, urinary and kidney issues among others are greatly increased. Also ovaries have been linked to longevity. Nope if you can control your dog and are comfortable with thr risks, then you can spend the time to decide what you feel is best. However, if you are unable to pevent pregnancy, than please spay her.
Glad it worked outWell, it's done! Se went in for her second injection this morning and all seems well
The vet said it was absolutely the right thing and that it would have been way too dangerous for her to deliver and a c section would definitely have been necessary! He's going to give her an injection BEFORE her next season which prevents her from falling pregnant so that this does not happen again (the neighbours will be warned again not to leave their dog out anyway).
Thanks for all the advice. I'm glad this is now behind us