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Upsurge of hormones after spaying?

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Old May 16th 04, 06:32 PM
Perry Templeton
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Default Upsurge of hormones after spaying?

My youngster mixed breed, mostly Rat with some Boston terrier (terrorist)
was spayed 2 weeks ago. At 5 months, one week of age. We pushed it up
inside the age 6 month mark because we are going on an extended vacation and
didn't want to delay. Our vet gave the ok, and did her surgery. Textbook
outcome, no complications, stitches out, healed up fine.
I know, I know, she's a terrier. But in the last couple of days, she has
been particularly aggressive. She and our other dog play constantly, and it
has always been good natured banter and bitey face, one or the other laying
on top of their playmate.. lots of tumbling, running and general
rough-housing. But in the last couple of days, the youngster "tone" has
changed. And especially since we threw new toys in the mix. The little
one, gets snitty, raises her upper lip in a ugly, aggressive expression and
doesn't back down. The playmate, a Boston, who is usually top dog, replies
with a "I'm really going to kick your ass in lightning speed" kind of tone.
I'm wondering if
A. the youngster has a surge of hormonal activity since her surgery. (kind
of the body adjusting and not getting it quite right yet)
B. Is she just trying to move up the rank?
C. or is it just some adolescent behavior, and just like any "kid" she's
pushing her luck every which way she can.

How much should I intervene?



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