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bichon: who I cannot keep away, is there any form of contraception…

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I have a five month...
I have a five month old Bichon puppy, I presume she will come on heat shortly,
my neighbour has a bichon dog, who I cannot keep away, is there any form of contraception available for dogs, I have been told I should allow my puppy to come on heat once. Opinion please. Veronica.
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Hello,

Unfortunately, there is no form of contraception for dogs so physical separation is your only option. I actually recommend dogs be spayed before they come into their first heat to get the best benefits from reduction in the risk of mammary and ovarian cancer. But you may want to discuss this with your family vet.

Hope this helps,

DVM Dave
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