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I just adopted a 10 year old yellow lab out of a breeding program. She is scheduled to be spayed on Monday. However, she went into heat today. Can I still spay her or can I get some ovarian?
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Or should I get some ovaban?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

Nickie can still be spayed although many surgeons prefer not to spay dogs in heat because the uterine tissue is more friable at that time and vasculature is engorged with blood. Ovaban (megestrol acetate) should be avoided during heat - particularly prolonged heat - unless cystic ovarian disease is confirmed and surgery isn't a viable option. This drug is eschewed by many vets because of its extensive adverse effect profile including increased appetite and weight gain, lethargy, change in behavior or hair color; mucometria/endometritis/cystic endometrial hyperplasia - a moot point as the uterus will be removed; mammary enlargement and neoplasia, acromegaly, adrenocortical suppression, or lactation (rare). There's also one case in which a dog developed diabetes mellitus after its use (more common in cats). Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No thanks
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Hi Joanne,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Nickie. How is everything going?

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