Health Benefits of Delayed Spaying
Good Dogs! (02-22-2016) #6049: Tracie wants information about how to recognize and manage her young Wanda’s first heat (Tracie’s first female dog that she is choosing not to spay at 6 months). Dr. Gayle Watkins from Avidog International explains that for a small dog her first heat will be around 6 months, for medium dogs it is usually 8 months, and it’s 10 months or older for large and extra-large females. She and Tracie discuss how delaying spaying female dogs has scientifically proven health benefits for emotional and physical development and protective benefits against cancer. Gayle recommends the Orvis waterproof bedspread for times like this!