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Just dropped off Fergus.....

to be neutered. Gosh, time flies. He went in at 7:30 and it is so quiet in the house without him. Can't wait to get him back this afternoon. He is going to have the laser surgery instead of the traditional. All of my others have had traditional, but this vet only does laser. Has anyone else had the laser surgery?? Is it much different? Do they really recover faster and have less pain afterwards? He will also be microchipped today. Everyone in the house was up at 6am, including my 5yr and 2yr old daughters, to accompany him to the doctor this morning. Fergus and my youngest daughter are two peas in a pod, they get into all kinds of trouble together and she was especially upset that we were leaving him today. So please keep Fergus in your thoughts today and send him some good healing thoughts this way
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I only have one dog, and his neuter was traditional. I'm sure Fergus will be fine, but I TOTALLY understand your concern. (been there, done that)

Quite honestly, I think the hardest part about the surgery for Kodi was getting over the anesthesia. He never really seemed to be in pain, just really groggy and loopy for the first two days. After that, the problem was keeping him from getting too rambunctious! He had dissolving stitches, so he didn't even have to go back for suture removal.

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I was on tenterhooks when I took my two in (at the same time!) for neuter and spay. I believe they were done the traditional way, and microchipped at the same time. I know how you feel about the house being empty. Even though I've been through this before, each time we worry about our little guys. But mine were perfectly OK, and as Karen says, the hardest thing afterwards is keeping them from getting too rambunctious!

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Sending healing thoughts Fergus' way. I know what you mean about the empty house thing. I got LOTS of cleaning done the morning I took Augie in, trying to keep busy. I was most upset about taking this little happy unsuspecting dog in for a procedure that was happening to him that he had no say or knowledge of. I was so glad when it was over. I did not know they used laser for this. Are there stitches then? The vet used a supposedly newer and safer anesthetic on Augie - Sevoflurane. He had his procedure around 10:30 and when I went in to pick him up at 5:00, he was running around their office like nothing at all was amiss. The hardest part was keeping him from licking the incisions and keeping him from jumping. He didn't eat much for a couple of days. We also had him microchipped and his teeth cleaned at the same time (he was older - 17 months).

P.S. Your daughter is a cutie.

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Sending healing thoughts your way...I'm sure Fergus will be just fine.

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Linda~I don't know if there will be stiches with the whole laser thing. At least if there are, I hope they are dissolvable. I wonder if he will get the honor of wearing the cone?? I am really on pins and needles here, I wish they would call and let me know something. I don't want to be the crazy dog lady calling the Vet every hour Thank you all for your healing thoughts!!

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Try not to worry. The vet will call when everything is over and Fergus is waking up. Until then realize that no news is good news--they would only call early if something bad happened!

My girl had a laser spay and while they said it actually takes longer to heal (since the skin is burned) it heals more completely and is with less pain/bleeding. She was over a year when spayed and has no scar at all just a few months later.

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Just heard from the Vet office and Fergus did great, he is already up and tail wagging. They are sending him home with some pain meds. I don't know if he has sutures or not, they won't let me get him until 4:30-5pm. He didn't have any retained baby teeth, which is good. Any advice on how to keep him quiet tonight? Fergus quiet? yeah right

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I just dropped my puppy off this morning to get neutered as well. I'm sure he'll be fine, even though he's a bit of a whiner. No laser surgery here, just traditional.
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