Re: Monty is NOT a good boy
I realized, sadly, after I made the remark about not neutering my first bunny (rescued when he was 10+) that I was STILL thinking of Monty as a boy! My apologies, sweet Monty.
I, too, would lean toward spaying her now. Similar to many of you, I once rescued 2 girls together (not sisters, but bonded) - as is often the case, their history was pretty much unknown - but they were likely between 4 and 5 years old. After I'd gotten them settled in and examined for other issues, I went ahead and had them both spayed. The vet actually called me, mid-surgery on one, to ask if she could possibly be pregnant (me: NO!!), because she had a large mass in her uterus. Vet removed it (I believe there were smaller areas of concern as well), and that bun is now between 8 and 9 y.o. and still doing great. Although all of our experiences are "anecdotal", together they seem to indicate a strong likelihood of an unspayed female developing reproductive cancer in "middle age"- and actual statistics seem to bear this out too.
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Subject: Re: [Etherbun Main] Monty is NOT a good boy
Well, I must admit - I was not intending on having Monty spayed at this point (not wanting to introduce any new stress) but the cancer issue has been on my mind. My first bunny, Q-Tip, was never neutered (my vet and I chose not to put him through the st4ess
and risk) and he lived happily enough, but I have no idea what killed him (no necropsy) or whether being intact had anything to do with it. Sigh.
Now I'm giving serious consideration to having a spay done, just to be sure she's okay now and in the future. I've had older bunnies that were fixed later in life before I adopted them, so I have a lot to think about.
On 2/26/2021 10:43 AM, Meg Brown wrote: