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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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I know most all of us go through this....

But it's tough!! Today was Snickers' Spay Date.

She looks so sad all drugged up.
10 DAYS of NO Activity?? How's that gonna happen?? OH - more drugs. Ummmm maybe, maybe not.

Ok - I'll give her the pain medication, but reserve the right to limit how much tranquilizing I do.

I have to admit her vet is very conservative and caring, but 10 days of quiet, drug induced sedation seems excessive to me...

It's so unusual seeing her with her cone on and so woozy she can barely stand on 4 feet..

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Aw, poor baby. I haven't had Ruby spayed yet, but from everything I've read from all the others who have, they usually rally pretty quickly. I know it's not the same, but when I had Milo done, I asked the vet about pain medication and he told me he thought I wouldn't need any but to call him if I did. We didn't.

Give her an extra, gentle hug from me.

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Jim and Lynda, did you get any onesies for her? I found that putting one on Augie kept him a little quieter. It also kept him from going after his stitches - he had an undescended testicle so had stitches in a couple places. We had to take it off when he went out to potty as it was Feb when he had his neuter and it is so wet in the mornings in the Pacific NW that he would come in with it soaking wet. When we took it off, he got a lot more active; when it went back on, it seemed to settle him down. I consider that onesie idea to be one of the best tips I learned from the forum. I only gave him one pain pill because he acted rather weird after I gave it to him - made me wonder if he was hallucinating. He would look at his food dish and run away from it like it was going to come after him.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Snickers!!

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I agree. Tlhe onesies were wonerful. Milo wore them for days.

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Pixie acted like nothing happened to her the next day. I never heard of keeping a dog sedated for 10 days afterward (??). I bought onesies also, but I found that she never bothered the stitches at all. You'll see- she'll act way more normal today.

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I too have NEVER heard of a vet telling you to keep a dog drugged for 10 days. ARe you sure they just didnt mean just calm and quiet? They do suggest that you keep them from jumping for rough playing for the 10 days - but quite honestly it is impossible!! Both my girls got pain meds thru the day after they came home and that was it. After that, their activity level depended on how well they felt. After about 3 days - there was no holding them back!! And they are 7 and 6 today - so they made it
And I agree 100% - the onsie was the best tip I ever got!! Too late for my girls - but I used it on Logan when he was neutered. Just put the longer part under her belly, and snap the two outer snaps around her tail.

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Lilly wore onsies for about 4 days because she wouldn't leave her stitches alone.
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Brookie wore onesies for about two days, but matting was a real problem. We bought her one of those round collars - looks like a small tube (swimming anyone?......lol). She didn't mind it at all.

Brookie never sits still and is always jumping all over Milo. We kept her as calm as possible - which is not calm at all. She healed very nicely. No problems! We gave her her pain medication for the first two days and then as needed. Our vet refused to give her any kind if tranquilizer despite her high activity level.

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Get well soon Snickers!

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Happy healing Snickers. I agree with the others about the onesies. After a couple of days I realized she had no interest in her incision and the onesie came off. The first day and a half she was pretty pathetic but after that the toughest part of the whole ordeal was keeping her quiet. I only gave pain medicine for the first 3 days. It was quite obvious she didn't need it any longer.

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