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    I plan on having BellaMia spayed BEFORE her 1st heat. I agree with all that has been written here about the health benefits (my vet agrees too!). Anyway, my question is, I have an appointment for the end of this month when BellaMia will be 6 months old. Is there any health benefit in waiting longer, 7 or 8 months. I know there is a risk of going into heat the longer I wait, and I do want to avoid that, but just wondering is 6 months is too soon.
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    If you are comfortable with the arguments for spaying before first heat which have all been discussed here many times as you know , then you will want to spay at around 6 months. If you wait much longer, you are more likely to encounter her first heat. If that happens, you will want to wait til about 3 months after that first heat ends, to spay mid-cycle.

    I think anything between first heat and second heat is a good choice -- I would personally feel comfortable with either, myself -- and when to do it depends on what feels best for a person, given the arguments and counter-arguments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlin View Post
    I think anything between first heat and second heat is a good choice -- I would personally feel comfortable with either, myself -- and when to do it depends on what feels best for a person, given the arguments and counter-arguments.
    Am I misunderstanding? Do you feel the better choice is after first heat, but before the second?
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    Sorry -- that was indeed not phrased very clearly by me . I should have said anything just before the first heat to before the second.
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    Thanks for clarifying. I feel so much more comfortable when all the "smart folks" on CT and my vet agree!
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