Shepherds Rule

All About German shepherds

Location: Iowa, United States

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Spaying your female

Spaying your female is very important. Spaying is the only sure way to prevent unwanted pregnancy . Spaying also has another benefit not mentioned below that is shedding is far less. When a female is intact she will "blow coat" a massive shed-out before the onset of heat and or after the whelping of puppies. A spayed female avoids the extra shed out times.

What age do you spay? Most vets prefer between four and six months. For a female it is Major Surgery. Many vets like to spay very early, but in the case of females, complications with urinary and bladder control from this early spaying is life long and now provin by studies- so please wait to spay until at least four months of age....

for a further look at Spaying your female check out the excellent article printed at

for a further look at spaying your female check out this excellent article at the Royalair German shepherd pages