my name is Anne-Laure, I am French but I live in Germany. I have a ckc, a female tricolor and her name is Ginger. She is 16 months old. I have registered to your forum because I am looking for information concerning sterilization. I didnít let Ginger sterilize before as she was a puppy, because she used to have recurrent diarrhea due to food intolerance.
I spoke to my German vet to let Ginger sterilize but my vet doesnít advise me sterilization. I would like to sterilize Ginger in order to reduce the risk of mammatumor. My vet tells me, sterilization reduces the risk of mammatumor only when it is done before the first heats. Do you agree with that? I asked two vets and both of them advise against sterilization. They say sterilization often causes incontinence and weight gain and sometimes depressiveness. Do you agree with that ?
I am in contact with some ckcís owners in France and most of their female are sterilized. Sterilization is very commun in France and the ckcís owners affirm their ckc are not suffering from incontinence, weight gain or depressiveness. At the most, the coat is getting another texture after sterilization.
I have also read that when a female is not sterilized, she often gets a metrite or pyometre which is quite a severe disease when she is getting older. How do you see that ? Do you often sterilize your ckc female in the United Kingdom when you donít want to have any puppy ?
Thanks a lot for your advice. Actually, Ginger is my first dog.