Should I spay Teddy

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  1. Sep 14, 2019 #1

    Teddy101

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    Hello wonderful people,

    Teddy's first Birthday is tomorow, so, I was wondering if I should spay her anytime this month. Teddy has no behaioral issues or anything. I am a little skeptical about this decision. Heres why:

    1. I dont know any place to get her spayed(I live alittle far from everything)

    2. I dont want my baby to die!

    3. I have heard many people saying that after the surgery, there bunnies have been acting WAY more aggressive. Teddy is the sweetest angel now, and I dont want that to change about her.


    Please, tell me if i should take the risk. If I should, I will just have to look for one about 2-3 hours away. Im kinda low on money, but this HAS to be done sometime soon. I want teddy to be a healthy little bun. I love her so much and I dont want her to die from any type of illness and cancers :(
     
  2. Sep 15, 2019 #2

    Imbrium

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    Acting more aggressive post-spay is definitely not the norm. When I send a rabbit for surgery (spay, dental work, etc.) where I'm leaving them at the vet, I always pack them a "go" bag with a little handful of their pellets, a little baggy of their hay, a couple craisins and a piece of fleece blanket that smells like their humans. I also always talk reassuringly to them in the days heading up to the event and especially when dropping them off. I tell them why they're there, how much I love them, promises to return at the end of the day, etc. All of this is simply anecdotal - no proof that it makes a difference - but I've always felt like it helped them to be less afraid/upset when they get "abandoned" in a foreign environment for a day, poked and prodded, knocked unconscious and then they wake up missing a few internal organs! Your strong bond with Teddy will only serve to make it more helpful if you send a security blanket that smells like you and all that other good stuff :).

    With a rabbit-savvy vet experienced with doing spay surgeries, it's as safe as it would be for a cat or dog unless there's some sort of unknown underlying condition that causes a bad reaction to the anesthesia. If you're really worried, you could get blood-work done prior to the surgery... at only a year old, though, it's not something I'd recommend as being worth the cost.

    Unspayed females have HALF the average lifespan of spayed females. There's like an 80% chance that they'll have some sort of reproductive cancer by age 5. The statistics alone have always been enough to convince me that it's worth the risk, no matter how "paranoid mommy" I get when spay day approaches (something I've been through with three rabbits now, the oldest of which was a bit over 4 years old).
     
  3. Sep 20, 2019 #3

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    Thank you Imbrium, but I dont know any good rabbit savvy vets around here. I hope I can find one alittle close I guess. Thanks Again!
     

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