Today's guest blogger is Eve from Walkies with Eve
Eve has a fantastic blog where she shares stories about her dog, Tilly. Eve is a writer who enjoys blogging about dogs.
Today she tells us the story of why she chose to have Tilly spayed. Here at My Puppy Club we feel that all dogs and cats should be spayed. There are just too many unwanted pets, but Eve points out another very important reason to have your dog spayed... read on ...
Spaying a female dog is known as removing their female reproductive organs. This is usually used to stop unwanted pregnancies, but it can also stop other health complications to females later in life. Dog blogger, Eve Webster, knows how important spaying at an early age is from her personal experience with her dog, Tilly.
In October 2014 I went to the vets with my Border Collie, Tilly, who was nine at the time.
I was concerned about her constantly urinating on the kitchen floor and wanting to go out two or three times during the night.
The diagnosis was that she had diabetes.
With dogs, diabetes is not cheap: we’d have to pay for insulin, syringes, and regular vet check-ups. I’d also have to learn how to give her injections twice a day. It seemed like it was a lot of money, but in my eyes she was worth it. The injections and regular vet visits became part of our routine.
The vet recommended for us to have her spayed.
He stated that the hormone levels in females not spayed could affect their blood sugar level, which in turn could then cause diabetes. We were told that if we got Tilly spayed, it might get rid of the diabetes for six months or even a year but eventually it would come back.
I decided to take the plunge and the operation was booked in for December 2014, not long before Christmas. She responded well to the procedure. When we visited the vets again, this time to take the stitches out and check up on the blood sugar levels, I waited with my heart in my mouth only to let out a sigh of relief when the vet said the diabetes had gone.
The procedure had been a success. And just over a year later she is still diabetic free.
After the operation, we noticed a completely different side to Tilly. She is more bouncy and playful. Perhaps her uterus was causing her more problems than just the diabetes. We were told by the vets that it was an abnormal shape. Now she looks so much happier and perhaps youthful. If I could go back in time, I would have got her spayed when she was a pup just to stop her from getting diabetes.
Get your dog spayed: it’s worth it.
Pop over and say hi to Eve and Tilly here.