The best time to spay a girl is just before her first season. This is because most people miss their first season, which not only risks pregnancy but also dog attacks. An unueted boy will smell her from a mile off and could attack to get to her. Missing her first season will delay spaying. Once they come into the season, you must wait three months as there is an increased risk of bleeding.
There is no way of accurately knowing when they will have their first season which will result in a breach of our contract.
With the girls, it's a quicker recovery if they haven't had a season. In basic terms, the womb is unused. With the boys again, the younger, the better. Having the boys done young avoid unwanted behaviours that entire males can display. Neutered adult dogs tend to have a pop at entire boys, so it is better to have them desexed young.
Younger animals have Low body fat, which makes these surgeries easier.
Like babies, younger dogs tolerate the procedures very well and recover quicker than older animals.
RVC, which governs all vets, states that the optimum age is from 4 months. Through our own experience, the younger they are, the quicker they recover.
Why is pet neutering important?
As well as preventing unwanted pregnancies, Neutering offers essential health benefits, including life-threatening cancers and reduces the risk of some behavioural problems.
Spaying and Neutering protect the development of the Australian Labradoodle Breed for future generations to enjoy.
We are responsible for only selecting the very best Australian Labradoodles to leave entire and breed on from. Because of this, the breed has and continues to develop with only the top-quality dogs able to continue in the development of the breed.
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Spaying and Neutering are being performed frequently, and a range of benefits are provided for both animals and owners.
Spaying will stop the bleeding that occurs with every heat cycle and prevent any changes in behaviour associated with the heat cycle. Females who are not spayed but do not have puppies may develop false pregnancy or infection in the womb. Early spaying of females reduces the risk of developing mammary cancer (breast cancer) later in life. People do not realise the high risk of cancers in dogs. Breast tissue spaying removes this risk,
Some male dogs develop antisocial behaviour when they reach maturity. This may be in the
form of sexual behaviour - mounting other dogs or people. Uncastrated dogs can detect a female in season a long way away, making recall difficult. A dog who wanders is far more likely to be involved in a car accident. Castrating male dogs also reduces the risk of them developing diseases of the prostate and testicular cancer. Other dominant castrated males may attack an uncastrated male.
What happens when my pet is neutered?
Neutering and Spaying is only a day stay, and thousands upon thousands of neuters and spays are carried out every day. It is a routine procedure.
Your pet's neutering operation is performed under anaesthesia. You will be asked not to feed them from 10 pm the night before they go to the vet.
You will be asked to drop them into the vet in the morning.
The vet will always give them a health check-up before any procedure.
Your dog will be carefully monitored after surgery by our highly-qualified and registered veterinary nurses, who will call you to let you know how they are doing and when you can collect.
They will leave the vet with a cone on which you can change for a surgical suit. Your vet will sell them, or you can order them online.
They will ask you to keep them on the lead in the garden, allowing them to rest and recover.
In my experience, they are back to normal after a few days. Your vet will ask you to take them in for a check-up after 3-5 days.
Here is a link to the Royal Veterinary website that will explain more.
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Spaying and Neutering
Your puppy may encounter a little stress and cry during the early days. This is entirely normal and to be expected. It is a big deal for a little puppy to go to a new home, with lots of new smells, and new people to encounter without their siblings for support. Make your puppy their own little haven, an area where they feel secure. If you choose to use a crate, then pop a nice soft bed inside and the toy/blanket we give you. They will soon learn that this is an excellent place to be; however, as you are aware, I never use crates or cages, so this will be stressful for a young pup. We much prefer a playpen or a gate in a safe room. I highly recommend a playpen that you can pop their crate or bed inside, giving them more room to play, or maybe a gate in the kitchen or utility room. (remember to keep all cleaning products and food out of reach) When you are not there, please remember to remove their collar when they are in a crate of pens. This is because the collar can get caught on the bars and they can accidentally become strangled. Australian Labradoodles bond very quickly. Therefore it is essential not to spend every single moment with them, as they will get used to this and expect this all the time. It is ok to leave your puppy, during the day for an hour or so. Even to do your housework. When you leave your puppy, talk to them in a confident manner, I,e "Back soon, Be good" Try not to go back for a quick cuddle until the time is up. The first night is always the most stressful, particularly in new surroundings without their siblings.
Be patient; they will soon settle. Remember that it is no right or wrong to do what works for you. Remember you are moulding their little personalities.
Toilet this should be super easy
Your puppy jas been training to wee and poop on real grass since they were three weeks old.
I suggest that you pop to a garden centre a get a roll. of real grass and a tomato tray
Cut the grass to fit the tray... Hey, presto, eco-friendly, super easy wee pad.
Frequently pop your puppy on the grass. Patch
this should be at least every couple of hours. Stay with a puppy, but don't play when it is toilet time,
They have a very short attention span at such a young age, and if they start to play, they will forget all about going to the toilet.
Toilet training. Take puppy out every 1-2 hours and after every activity. Don't rely on the door being open during nice weather.
Just before they wee or poop they tend to circle Early Morning 6.30 - 7 am As soon as you get up pop the puppy on the grass.or take them outside to relieve themselves use lots of verbal praise. You may find that he has already been a good boy before you get up, but still try.
Food:- Able Raw Food. It's really important to continue to feed the same food. A sudden change will cause an upset tummy.
Amount, In order to grow and develop your puppy, requires 570 Kcal each day 377g – 400g per day split over 4 meals.
This will increase as they grow until the volume stabilises at 1 year old.
Please continue to refer to Able’s website to check the volume of food needed.
Feeding guidelines — Able® Raw Dog Food Leave water down all day but take up the food after 15 - 20 mins (you can pop the leftovers in the fridge for lunch.
Breakfast 06.30am - 07.30am
Mid Morning 11.00am - 11.30am
Afternoon 15.00pm - 15.30pm
Evening 19.00pm - 19.30pm
Obviously, you can move the times slightly to suit your life. Please remember to continue to give the pup 4 meals a day. Their tummies are only tiny so they need to eat little and often. If you find that they are waking up too early you can give a little top up of food just before bed or gradually move the feeding times so that the last meal is at 8.-8.30 They need 4 meals a day until they are 4 months 3 meals a day until they are 6 months Then they have 2 meals a day forevermore