Many people believe that it is better to let your female have a litter of puppies before you spay, FALSE! Not only would you be adding to the population problem, chances are that at least 2 puppies out of a litter of 5 will end up in a shelter, and could face euthanasia.
There are zero medical benefits to allowing a dog to have puppies, You are more than welcome to consult a Vet on this one, but I assure you, there is more to lose than there is to gain by doing so.
Spaying is usually done between 4-6 months of age and is actually a relatively safe procedure, I’m not going to say its 100% safe because frankly no procedure is a 100% safe. Surgery always poses a risk, here are just few of the pros and cons but first take a look at this:
That is a lot of babies looking for homes don’t you think? for example, I have had dogs all my life and no matter the sex we have always had them spayed or neutered, I could not live with knowing that at least one or more of the kittens or puppies I allowed my pet to produce may end up dead because they can’t find a home.
Some of the benefits to spay/neuter are as follows; You reduce the risk of mammary gland and uterine cancers in females, and testicular cancers in males.
Some of the risks include; possibility of infection due to surgery, and weight gain after the surgery, other than that they are minimal, your vet will have a more in-depth list for your review so always get all the facts before you make any decisions about your pet’s health.
Just remember that you are doing all the things you do, in the best interest of you dog or cat so that is always a good thing, personally I believe that the only ones that should be producing puppies and kittens are legitimate breeders, ones that only have one or two breedings a year, and do it for the love of the breed, to see those animals continued on, not the ones that look at dollar signs first and the well-being of the animal last! I will add legitimate breeders will take back your animal if you can longer look after it, that’s the difference between legitimate and backyard or puppy mill. and anyone that does numerous breedings throughout the year should be locked up, how many puppies will you let die for money?
Anyone else has absolutely no business allowing breedings, ever! please do not contribute to the problem be part of the solution!