Comment on To Neuter Or Not? by rachel appleyard.
I have always had my girls speyed following their second season and never doubted my decision until Leika, my GSD . I know that spaying can cause some degree of incontinence and in Leikas case this was so. It only occurred whilst she was sleeping but obviously upset her so my vet prescribed medication which she would have to remain on permanently. From then on things took a dramatic turn for the worse, she went into renal failure and despite the best efforts of consultant vets from Manchester ( I live in Doncaster ) I had to eventually accept that the kindest thing I could do was to lay with her whilst she was PTS. Since then I have had two more girls speyed ( both rescues ) with no obvious side effects but if it wasn,t for my husband who refuses to have `his` dog neutered I don,t think I would have risked my girls.