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Q. I have two miniature schnauzers that have both just whelped healthy litters. I would like to have them spayed. Should I wait or do so as soon as puppies are weaned?
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I have two miniature schnauzers that have both just whelped healthy litters. I do not wish to continue breeding and would like to know when the best time to have them spayed. Should I wait for their next heat cycle and proceed a month or two later, or can I have it done soon after the puppies are weaned? Also, my bitches go back and forth to each others whelping boxes and loiter around feeding whoever is hungry...... I have allowed it as they are both great moms to their own litters... but will it have any negative effect on the pups

Please advice.

A. I’d talk to your vet, but if these were my dogs I’d have them spayed before they came into their next heat cycle.

I’ve not heard of mother dogs sharing litters, and personally I wouldn’t allow this. It only takes one mistake and a puppy is either permanently damaged or killed. I wouldn’t risk it, even if things have appeared fine so far.

Cindy
  
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