First Time Havanese Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Newcastle, Ontario
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Spaying Help & Reassurance
Daisy is going tomorrow to be spayed. I am completely freaking out (she's fine though). I have had dogs all my life and loved them all, but I can't even explain how much I love this girl. She wakes me up every morning and it makes me so happy just to see her little face to start my day. I look at her and am so thankful she is here. I brush her every day and clean her eyes, etc. It's like having a baby again and I love every second of it!
Hopefully that will explain a little why I am so dreading tomorrow. I can't stand the thought of leaving her at the vet office. I would stay with her until they put her out if they would let me and then wait right outside the door until it was done and hold her till she wakes up. I just don't want her to be scared and in pain and not be there for her. I have told them I don't want to leave her overnight and will take care of her at home even if that means staying up all night to watch her. They said I can take her as long as everything goes smoothly and she comes out of the anaesthesia fine. Now I am wondering if I should leave her there? Would she really be better off being there instead of at home. I don't want to do anything that would put her at risk, but I also don't want her to be traumatized and afraid.
I also would love any tips you all may have for after care. How long does it take for them to be back to normal? I have read about putting a onesie on them to prevent licking instead of a cone. Has this worked for anyone?
Thank you all so much for any help. I really appreciate it, and the fact that I can come here to air all these sappy thoughts and know I will be understood!