04-22-2013, 03:49 AM
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Well, there are risks with the procedure and the anesthesia, as there are with any surgery. But having a dog fixed is not harmful in the long run, and the potential risks of the procedure are worth it. Just make sure you have a blood test and physical exam done to make sure she is healthy enough for the anesthesia.
As for your other concerns, no, there will not be any changes to your dog. She will stop having heat cycles, but her personality will still be the same. Weight gain is not caused from being fixed, but from eating too much and exercising too little. You may want to consider cutting her food back now if she's a bit overweight...Your vet can help you figure that out if you aren't for sure.