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I have a female english dog. She is now 8 months old and

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I have a female english bull dog. She is now 8 months old and still no sign of getting her first heat cycle. I'm eager to spay her? There are conflicting opinions about when would be the right time to spay her. Some says before the heat cycle and some say after. Pls let me know what the best time to spay an 8 month English bulldog
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 10 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Gabby. I would have her spayed now. The reason being if you spay her before her first heat then you decrease her chance of getting breast cancer, or mammary cancer, by 30%.

Since I have seen a lot of mammary cancer in dogs that would definitely be a good reason to have it done before the first heat.

I can not think of any reasons why I would wait if she is 8 months old.