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Cliff fields a lot of questions about spaying and neutering the Weimaraner. The information on the Internet is mixed and often confusing.
The OwyheeStar basic guideline for spaying a female is the same as altering the male–no earlier than six months, and possibly closer to eight months. It depends upon your pup’s development and environment.
Each situation is unique, but for the vast majority of our clients somewhere between 7-8 months is going to work well. Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, Ph.D., is an expert on the topic of reproduction. Click here to read the in-depth article written by Dr. Kustritz, and to learn more about what she has to say! Margaret gave us permission to republish her articles (July 2007), but they are more readily available today.
It is no secret that the push to get pets altered is an effort to prevent unplanned litters; this is rightly so too! The pups (born to unplanned litters) often turn into beautiful pets. Sadly though, all too many of these dogs end up in a shelter or rescue situation. Responsible pet owners spay and neuter their pets. How and when they do this may vary, but until their pet is altered, the human caregiver is charged with keeping them safe–including from mating with other dogs of opportunity.
Note: This information is from a previous blog and we felt it was time to share it again. We are getting a lot of inquiries about spaying and neutering timeframes. People go from one extreme to another–some want to alter was too early (in our opinion), and others prefer not to alter their pet. Here are some additional bits of information on this topic.
Posted by OwyheeStar
Annie was spayed last week and she is doing very well. It is hard to keep her from running and jumping though. Her stitches come out this Friday and hopefully she will be able to jump and play after that. It is pretty hard to keep an active Weim down-ha ha
Tube Collar is better than wearing the cone
The picture the top is right after we brought her home last Tuesday after surgery. The other photo was taken the next day. She is not too happy with her tube collar but she likes it a lot better than the cone. She is getting extra attention and being spoiled.
We would be heart-broken to lose our Annie
We have been follow Kali’s story, and are deeply saddened to hear of her loss. I hope he finds his dog, we would be heart broken if Annie took off. Annie is so use to sleeping on our bed and because of her surgery she is not suppose to jump or run only leash walks so we have been sleeping in the front room with her. She is spoiled but we love her so much.
Hope all is well with you ~ Patricia (7/9/2013)
Breeder’s Comment: Annie is well cared for, love-much, and spoiled rotten. Does that sound familiar? She is an integral part of the family. Bob and Patty adore her, and probably cater to her way too much. She is their first Weimaraner. Yes, Shela is always harping on getting crate training accomplished. This is one of those times when it makes life easier for all concerned. The Weimaraner that loves their safe-place, is indeed safer for a lot of reasons. Nevertheless, some humans cannot embrace the crate. Another collar choice would be one called the BiteNot (click here to read more about this collar). This can come in handy many times; however, it won’t work for front feet problems. Any time they can reach the spot without turning their neck the BiteNot will not work. This would be especially true with a front foot problem. They can still reach their front feet, eat, drink, and do a lot of stuff. They cannot bathe themselves, chew on stitches elsewhere, or reach their abdomen. They are nice because the Weimaraner can still get into the crate. Tubes and cones are very upsetting when they are kenneled.