Pros and Cons of getting dog spayed?
Hi. Please don’t chew me out and tell me to just get her spayed, or that I should research this or what not. I am doing research. I am going here as part of my research.
Basically I have a 2 year old mini longhaired dachshund named Willow, and she is not spayed. She weighs 5.5 pounds (and trust me, not under weight my vet said so, just a petite dog) I don’t want to breed her, and I don’t like going through doggie periods so I considered spaying her. And I had some questions.
I obviously know the biggest pro which is it will prevent her getting pregnant. I have also heard that it reduces the chance for uterus cancer 100% and the chance for breast cancer. But I also heard that getting a dog spayed can increase the risk for other diseases. So my question is what have you learned about getting a dog spayed? What are the pros that you know of, and what are exact cons that you know of?
Oh yeah, I had one more concern. Now my dog eats a lot but doesn’t gain weight. She is wormed monthly so I know its not that. And I am worried that if she gets spayed she will gain weight like crazy. Has this happened to any of you? My grandma always has dachshunds. The only one she had that never got obese was the only one she didn’t spay. All her other dachshunds were very obese. (She has a tweeny longhaired right now that weighs about 25 pounds) I don’t want Willow to gain an excessive amount of weight. What is your experience with this? I know that if that is a problem but spaying her is the very best for her health I will have to start moderating her food so that she is only eating how much a dog her size should eat, right?
THANKS A BUNCH!!!
She has had two heats so far, and no male dogs have ever come over to find her. Also, how much should she be eating then? According to our food she should eat only 1/4 to 1/3 cup of kibble a day total. Is that really enough for her? Right now she is eating about 2/3 cup of kibble throughout the day, and isn’t gaining weight.
I went to the site. It confirmed that it reduces the risk of uterine cancer. It also gave some big cons. It said they have a higher risk for other types of cancers, joint problems; which I know from research on dachshunds is already a big problem for them to begin with, and it increases their risk/frequency of thyroid disease by 3 times, and obesity, which would be a combo of the thyroid disease/ hormone change and the amount of food they are eating, and lastly as you said bladder incontinence. Right now I see a lot more cons then pros, does anybody have more pros for me? I just want what is best for my little girl, as I said she isn’t going to be bred.
It is a myth that dogs gain weight because of being spayed. Only overfeeding and underexercising can do that.
Here is an in depth article that also discusses cons:
How do you bring a starving dog back to health?
Ok, first off, our dog hasent been eating for about 2 weeks. We originally thought it was the other dogs eating her food, so we brought her into the house to eat, but she didnt. She started losing weight, and energy, almost immediately. My parents tried different things but were unsuccessful. So I intervened, cause its not my dog but I dont want her die. We had BBQ hotdogs tonight, and there was 4 left over. Without anyone knowing, I tested a couple things. I brought out hotdogs, pizza, and a bowl of dog food. She ate the hotdogs and pizza without thinking. But, the dog food she wont even touch. Which I originally suspected cause of the lawsuit that was recently started.
Basically, she looks really bad, hips showing and all that. They were going to put her down tomorrow, but I got her to eat. Now, being half educated, I know that when somethings starving, the last thing you do is feed it a whole bunch. So, how do I bring her back to health?
Shes a full size poodle, and shes 15. Though she acted young, until recently. Do you feed her a little bit 5 times a day, or, medium amount 2 times, or, start off with a little bit frequently and increase. Or what?
Feed her a little bit a few times a day, five times at the most, try adding water to her food or a little bit of broth. She still needs to see a vet there may be some other things causing this. Like cancer or organ failure, it may be her way of dying in peace.
Why is it illegal to eat dog and horse in most states?
I lived in Asia for eight years. I ate dog all the time and never thought anything about it except that it tastes good with rice. Then I came home to America and found that it is illegal to eat animals that are classified as domestic animals. Wow, I couldn’t believe it. What is the point of that?
I have asked people about it but have not gotten any reasonable answer. Some people told me that dogs are too cute to eat. Well, I think rabbits are cute too. But you can eat them. Other people said that horses are too valuable because they are used for racing. I pointed out the fact that only a few are used for racing and lobster is also expensive.
One person said that the FDA and USDA don’t have the resources to regulate every form of livestock farming. There is probably some truth in that. But in that case, the government should inprove its agencies rather than making things illegal. Can anyone tell me the real reason some animals are classified as domestic and cannot be eaten?
The people have spoken. The laws covering the sale and use of meat products vary from one state to another depending on what is considered acceptable in each location. This is a good example of the implementation of a law being done according to cultural sensitivities rather than logical practicalities.
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