Surgery

by Gail
(Westfield IN)

Do they require Gastropexy surgery as a rule? Vet is trying to sell us on a maybe.

Comments for Surgery

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 02, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Torsion Bloat
by: Donna

I take it your dog is experiencing torsion bloat.

Other than spay and neuter, invasive surgery is never a good idea if it can be avoided.

Here is a good article for you to read:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/preventing-bloat-naturally/

It might be an idea to try to prevent the bloat first and the link to the article above should help you with ways to do that.

I hope this helps.

Aug 07, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Timing
by: Ed A from NJ

I think it is a good idea if done while neutering, but under no circumstance put a Pyrenees under if it is not absolutely necessary.

Feb 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
surgery
by: Anonymous

I asked my vet when I had my GP neutered and she said it is not normally needed with this breed. My son has a Great Dane and their vet told them it needed to be done to all big dogs. My vet corrected that and said Great Danes usually but not all big dogs. I think that is sometimes how some vets like to make money. FYI my vet is very reasonable priced and is considered the best in town. Their vet works out of a million dollar building and they never walk out of their without a $1000 bill because they always want to test for something.

Feb 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Neuter/Spay
by: Donna

The reason dogs should be neutered/spayed is to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the hands of irresponsible people. There is a lot of work to properly bring pups into the world. Most people don't have any idea which is why dogs end up in rescue, some unadoptable.

Dogs should be spayed/neutered by about two years old. This is when they, hopefully, have finished growing. In that two years, ensure no dogs get to your dog and your dog does not get to any other dogs who are intact.

If a vet is charging $1000, find another vet.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.









Breaking News

  1. Destructive pup

    Mar 08, 21 12:43 PM

    My pure is 1 year old. Is he likely to stop tearing up anything with foam rubber? Thanks

    Read More

  2. Neuter - Best Age?

    Mar 04, 21 08:21 AM

    I just adopted my Great Pyrenees, Leo, a few days ago. He was kept intact by his last owners and used as a stud. He will be 2 years old in May this year.

    Read More

  3. Shelby

    Mar 01, 21 11:40 AM

    ADOPTED Shelby's family sent the photos along. She is a lovely dog and a great fit for their family. Congratulations! Her story: Shelby, a big white

    Read More

  4. Highway 281

    Mar 01, 21 10:26 AM

    Three weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon we decided to drive to Red Cloud, Ne to mail a couple of letters. We were sad because we had recently lost our beloved

    Read More

  5. Incontinence and humping

    Feb 26, 21 08:32 AM

    Has anyone had issues with their female Maremma puppy at 3 months old after being house trained started wetting herself at four months all of a sudden

    Read More

  6. Howling

    Feb 22, 21 10:57 AM

    Why does my Great Pyrenees howl when my rooster crows?

    Read More

  7. Always loving, always working

    Feb 22, 21 10:30 AM

    Samson was added to our family 15 months ago he’s not only growing in style and grace he’s growing in beauty as well. But, when you first meet Samson

    Read More

  8. Love this story

    Feb 16, 21 03:56 PM

    I have had a Great Pyrenees for the last 34 yrs. Not a “working” dog except in my home. Trust them with my life and I too, would do anything for them.

    Read More