Q. False pregnancy. When should i get her spayed, before or after

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Dec 6, 2022

When is the best time to have her spayed before or after her false pregnancy cycle and is she to old. What issues or concerns should i worry about with her age, shes 9


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Hello, I looked over the question you sent.
This is a case that requires an appointment with a veterinarian.
False pregnancy in puppies includes mammary gland development (when the mammary glands are enlarged and milk is secreted), anorexia, lethargy, and being wary of entering their space.
The hormonal disease is something to be aware of in unneutered female puppies.
The possibility of pyoderma, mammary tumors, mastitis, etc. is very high.
A 9-year-old puppy is a bit late to be neutered, but it is recommended that a veterinarian check the condition of the puppy and arrange for appropriate surgery.
It is better to take the surgery done at the end of the false pregnancy. False pregnancy often occurs 45 to 60 days after the end of estrus. It is best to take your dog to the veterinarian 2-3 weeks after showing symptoms.
Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions you may have. Thank you.

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