Seely’s Surgery Surprise
Seely is a bouncy 11 month old beagle mix who wags not only her tail, but her whole body. AMC’s hospital administrator, Dana, adopted Seely as a tiny puppy from a local humane society. She was spayed prior to adoption at an early age.
The practice of spaying and neutering young animals at shelters and humane societies has several benefits. They know that the pets adopted there will not continue the cycle of pet overpopulation by breeding. The organizations are also able to absorb the cost of this surgery and monitor pets during their recovery, which takes the time and financial burden off of new families. Unfortunately there are occasional side effects of early spaying and neutering. As Seely grew from a puppy to a young adult dog, she experienced several urinary tract infections and irritation around her vulva. Her vulva was abnormally recessed with extra tissue trapping urine in an area that should normally stay dry and clean. Allowing female dogs to go through one heat cycle can change the shape of this area and prevent further problems, but Seely did not have this option due to her early spay. Dana elected to have the extra tissue on Seely’s rear end removed surgically.
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