Join Doodle Kisses. Hi Angie, I'm sorry to hear that Lily has this problem. I have no experience with the condition, but I have had two female dogs who were not spayed until after their first heat cycles, and both were absolutely fine. Gracie not a doodle was in heat when I got her and I had to wait for her to finish her cycle prior to spaying her. If you are concerned about you're vet's approach maybe a second opinion would help you make your decision. Hi, I'm new to this site, wanted to add my experience. My goldendoodle is almost 2 years old and we got her at a breeder.
Excessive or Redundant Vulvar Skin Fold
Recessed Vulva in puppy - Our Dogs Online
Our community is here to help you with your specific Labrador Retriever Dog breed problems. This seems to be the only lab forum I could find addressing this problem. When I got my puppy, I noticed she has a slight RV. My vet didn't think it was a problem. I printed out information for the vet and dropped it off, so she could have a chance to look at it. Yesterday, she told me to spay Abigail before her first heat and if a problem showed up than the vulva surgery could be done. The vet said she hadn't done it but would be willing to or she could refer us to someone who had.
Hypoplastic (Recessed) Vulva in Dogs
All female dogs can be at risk of having a hypoplastic vulva, medium to giant sized dog breeds have been shown to be at a higher risk. Breeds that tend to suffer from inflammatory skin diseases are also at a higher risk of developing hypoplastic vulvas. A hypoplastic or recessed vulva in dogs is when the female has large skin folds that are covering the vulva. This condition makes female dogs highly prone to perivulvar dermatitis and urinary tract infections. This condition may be not noticeable to pet owners, but will need to be checked and treated by a veterinarian.