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Surgery recovery...is this normal?
I have call in to vet but am going a little crazy here (pup and me!)
Tappers was just neutered (one testicle normal, one undescended in thigh area so more invasive surgery than normal). He is on day three, and i think going nuts over itching in that area. Been giving him tramadol and rimadyl for pain. He is also on clavamox for tonsillitis, which i was disheartened to hear he needed since had just finished round of zeniquin for that leading up to surgery. I think i would have chosen to delay surgery until that had cleared.
He really only scampers and scoots to get around, then jerks and tries to gnaw at area. He seems uncomfortable but i suspect its itching vs pain. Last 3 nights have been rough as he can get collar off within 5 mins and it just makes him miserable. Thank goodness for Lalla's suggestion of onesie because only thing preventing him from getting at stitches, that and me watching him constantly. As his energy is returning, efforts to get at stitches is increasing.
Im asking vet if anything for itching, and is scamper/scoot is normal. Any opinions on any of this?? I also am unsure that he needs both pain meds today, and he gets a little wacky on them too.