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spaying my puppy

June 1st, 2005, 12:46 AM
i have a small puppy who just became 6 months old. When do female puppies first go through their first menstration? we'd like to get her spayed before that happens. She's a mixed breed: miniature pinscher and manchester terrier, currently about 16 pounds. thanks for the help.

June 1st, 2005, 06:03 AM
She may have already had her heat and you did not notice it. It's not always obvious. I would just go ahead and book her in.

June 1st, 2005, 08:07 AM
She is at the ideal age that most vets like to spay females. Small breeds usually have their first heat cycle at 5 - 6 months of age whereas larger breeds can have them a little later. I would book her to have her spayed as soon as possible.

June 1st, 2005, 08:14 AM
I agree,have her booked for it now.

June 1st, 2005, 04:02 PM
thanks everyone, we'll have her spayed ASAP.