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Hello, my name is***** and I'd like to help you and your fur baby. To make sure I am understanding your question correctly, are you wanting to know the benefits/risks on whether or not to spay your pet?
I am following up, as I did not receive a reply from you. I wanted to confirm the questions you were wanting answered.
The primary reasons to spay a female dog are to prevent mammary cancers and prevent pyometra (a very common, life threatening uterine infection that requires an emergency spay). I have provided a link that further discusses these concerns.
The leakage you speak of is not from the kidneys. Very rarely, when a female is spayed (typically when spayed before 4 months of age), they can develop urinary incontinence. The bladder sphincter relies on estrogen to work properly and a very small percent of female dogs do not produce enough after their spay. On the rare chance this occurs, there are several medications that treat it.
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