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Does spaying really improve her shedding?

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by Jessica, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Jessica

    Jessica Forums Novice

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    My female, 1 year old is shedding a lot. I am considering spaying her and I would like to know if after being spayed your dog shed less?
     
  2. ghggp

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    Yes, it did for my female I had years ago. She only blew her coat once a year instead of twice with her heat cycles.

    Others might have a different experience.
     
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  3. Ann

    Ann Moderator

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    I have both spayed and intact girls. In my experience, they do shed less after spaying.
     
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  4. Jessica

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  5. Calliesmom

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    my spayed girl sheds as much as the neutered boys- have never had an intact sheltie of either sex to compare though
     
  6. Hanne

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    I say like Gloria : She only blew her coat once a year instead of twice with her heat cycles.

    Minnie shed over a couple of months, and I'll take care to brush her 2 times every week
    - and make sure I get brushed to the bottom when she shed the last undercoat.
     
  7. SheltieLuver

    SheltieLuver Forums Enthusiast

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    Yes it will. Females tend to blow coat four months after a heat cycle.
    Settling those hormones will help her to have a big coat.
     
  8. SheltieLuver

    SheltieLuver Forums Enthusiast

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    Also... if you don’t use your girls for breeding... spaying is a must. Pyometra is high risk for girls that have an empty uterus every heat cycle.
     
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