|Barked: Fri Jan 7, '11 8:09pm PST |
|Reyna goes on the 24th to be spayed.
It makes me sad and scared. I hate the idea of my baby girl being put under, but I know at this point it is what is best for her and our family. We just moved, but I was able to quickly find a vet who I like and am comfortable with. We discussed anasthesia protocol at length, and she was very good about addressing my concerns without talking down to me or making me feel stupid.
We have indeed opted to do a full spay instead of a partial spay because her heat cycles make her miserable and mess her skin up really bad. Because dogs who have a partial spay still have the heat cycle hormonally, doing a partial spay would not alleviate her symptoms.
We also have opted to do it before age 2 (only by 2 mos) because she may go through another heat cycle if we wait (her last two cycles have been pretty screwed up), and at this point, we just don't feel that it is in her best interest to get through one more heat cycle, or to risk it happening just to wait a few months.
It breaks my heart... I almost feel like I should just have my husband drop of her off so that she doesn't pick up on how bad I am feeling about the situation. On the other hand, my dogs tend to trust me and want me in order to feel safe when it comes to new situations, how could I leave her high and dry?
Ugh... How do you guys do this emotionally? It makes me never want another female dog (unless already spayed) just because it is so scary to me.
Edited by author Sat Jan 8, '11 7:09am PST
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