I've been reading a lot about spaying lately because I am thinking of getting my sheltie spayed. The thing that scares me most is spay incontinence. Yesterday I read some threads on the doberman and golden retriever forum about this and some said they had for example 6 spayed females and 5 of them developed incontinence right away and all some years later. And no hormonal medicine helped either. Others had similar stories. But on this forum I didn't get the impression spay incontinence is so common. So now I'm freaking out a bit. What is your experience with this or your friends exeperience? I prefer living with spayed/neutered animals and actualy is the best choice because my other family members are not to be trusted in keeping intact animals safe when I'm not at home.. If I could work from home I woudn't spay my sheltie because it is not such a big problem her being in heat. Right now she is in her second heat and it is easier than the first. Maybe I should stick with males(that are neutered) in the future so no dilema about this problems. Where I live spaying/neutering is not so common so usualy we don't meet lots of altered dogs.