When the time is right.
Highly Favored Creations, LLC, is not against spaying your dog—when the time is right, but we want to be sure every dog parent is well informed about the dangers when they spay a dog while too young. Our focus is not on the earliest age that your dog may survive surgery; instead, our focus is on ensuring your dog remains healthy afterward.
Instinctively, we dog parents know some pets are just too young to spay. Knowing when to spay a dog may make for a healthier, happier pet, and possibly add years to her life.
Please take a moment to review the information contained in the links below, and decide for yourself when the time is right.
Zink, M. Christine, “Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete: One Veterinarian’s Opinion,” 2005
Sanborn, Laura J., “Long-Term Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay / Neuter in Dogs”, 2007
University of California Davidson, “Golden retriever study suggests neutering affects dog health”, 2013
The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Pod Cast with Dr. Ben Hart on The Problem with Early Spay and Neuter, 2013
University of California Davidson, “Long-Term Health Effects of Neutering Dogs: Comparison of Labrador Retrievers with Golden Retrievers”, 2014