07-16-2017, 08:40 PM
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There are quite a few benefits to spaying (such as eliminating the risk of infection of the uterus and no need for sanitary pads) but it is better to spay before the dog goes into heat for the first time, in order to maintain first-rate health benefits.
It can be done anytime after 8 weeks but they can come into their first heat around 6 months but it really depends on the type of dog (breed).
Spaying can be less controversial than neutering - which is where some of these bone growth and joint problems are being linked based on many incomplete studies i.e. these studies haven't been carried long enough to be absolutely concrete - As long as you spay before the dog's first heat there shouldn't be a problem (which is around 6 months), even so, I would speak to a vet that you know well and trust and base your decision on the info they give you.