Question of Spay

We have had our Basenji Kenya for about 2 months now. She is 4 months old and we are wondering when is the right time to get her spayed? Our vet told us as soon as possible when we were there last, when she received her last shots but I have also heard we should wait until after her first heat. Any info would be great.

If you do it before she goes into her first heat, you won't have to worry about puppies.

I would do it before her first heat also… spay her at 6 to 7 months. Usually they will go into their first season around September/October... however some do not read the same books...

If I had to do it over, I would have done it before Kate's first heat. She went through false pregnancy immediately after her first heat and still retains that baggy look.

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If I had to do it over, I would have done it before Kate's first heat. She went through false pregnancy immediately after her first heat and still retains that baggy look.

That's interesting because my girl ruby was bred over a year ago (had 6 pups) and the only way you would know she had pups is because one nipple is a little larger and flatter than the others. Granted she's super active and I exercise her a lot, but you would never know she had pups. It is interesting that a false pregnancy would change a body shape and it would stay that way.

Katie is a strange one. The vet taught us how to check for mammary cancer because of the body change, but she's still in the clear. This is the same dog that broke out in hives so bad during her first and only heat, she was put on Methylpredisolone for the duration. The more she licked to keep herself clean, the more hives she got. She was either allergic to herself, or so stressed nerves got the better of her and brought out hive like bumps.

Never had a allergy/hives outbreak since. She's a strange one for sure.

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