Q. I have a 12 month old female choco Lab.. Waiting for her 1st heat cycle before spading her. Should I be worried she has not gone into heat yet?

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A. Spaying her before her first heat provides her the most protection from developing mammary gland tumors later in life. It will also decrease the risk of complications during and after the surgery. The first heat can be anywhere between 6 months and 18 months. In larger breeds, it can be longer.

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