Spaying diabetic female dogs

Immediately following heat, the ovaries of a bitch produce the hormone progesterone. Progesterone maintains pregnancy. However, progesterone has a negative influence on the role of insulin. Surgical sterilisation (spaying) removes the source of progesterone and helps normalise insulin requirements.

Bitches diagnosed with diabetes mellitus should be spayed as soon as possible. This will make their diabetes easier to manage.

Anaesthetics in dogs with diabetes

Is it safe for a dog with diabetes mellitus to receive a general anaesthetic?