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Petunia spay tomorrow

Petunia is 7 1/2 months old and is going to the vet tomorrow to get spay. I just read through some post in the archives to read about recovery time and get general information from others experiences. I see that for the most part our little girls recover quickly in a few days with out any complications. I did read the thread about poor little Tessa and the problems she had after the spay surgery and that has my wife and I a little concerned. I do feel confident that out Veterinarian is the very best and will give Petunia the best possible treatment.

While reading through some of the post I see that some of you recommend something called a "onesie" to stop our little puppies from licking and nibbling at the stitches.
Please tell me, exactly what is a onesie, also should I get one to be on the safe side and if so where do I buy them.


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I see that no one responded, but to those who may have read and are interested in how Petunia made out today with her surgery, she did great.

I brought her in at 8:00 am and picked her up at 4:30. She was very sluggish the first hour after we got home, soon after she perked up and drank water from her bowl and nibbled on a few morsels of food from my hand, then walked to her pad and pee-pee'd. She then walked to the back door and rang her bell, I took her out and sure enough she made poo-poo. These are obviously good signs that all is well, I'm certain that she is on her way back to a full recovery. Just now as I was writing the last sentence, my eyes were off her and she jumped up on the sofa. Scared the heck out of me, it is the one thing that my Vet stressed, not to let her jump.
Anyway, she appears fine, her incision is short and the stitches look much smaller then I expected.

My wife new exactly what a onesie was and bought one today. So far Petunia hasn't touched her stitches, but if she does we will slip the onesie on her.

Can't wait for my little girl to get back to her playful little self.

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You can buy onesies anywhere baby stuff is sold. I know some people have gotten the 18 month size, but it depends on the size of your girl. Hope she heals fast.

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Awww. I am so sorry I just saw this post. I am glad Petunia came through her spay just fine. I found the worst part about the whole procedure was keeping her low-key for 7 to 10 days according to our aftercare instructions. That lasted for about 36 hours and then she was back to doing everything she was not supposed to do.

My male was neutered last week. We couldn't keep him quiet for 7 to 10 hours following his surgery. When we picked him up, he greeted us with vim and vinegar you would never know he had anything done. They recover so quickly and so well.

Healing hugs to Petunia.

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My Sugar was spayed last week and the very next day she was acting totally normal! She is too fat to reach her incision, but she did wear a tshirt for the first couple days just to be sure. To see her now you would never guess she had surgery just a week ago!
I hope Petunia heals quickly!

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Glad your sweet Petunia is doing so well. Glad you asked about the onesie, I read about it and wondered myself. I knew about onesies for infants but had no idea that our dogs can wear them also. Great idea for post surgery! Anyway, now I know I can drag some out of my stash (I am a machine embroiderer and have lots of those kinds of things around, just waiting for inspiration).
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So glad your Petunia did well! What a relief, isn't it?!

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I'm glad Petunia is doing well and that this job is behind you. I think the hardest part for me was trying to keep Cicero from being active....that was a joke. Just watch the incision because I think as it begins to heal she will itch...and that is when you really have to watch the licking and biting. We need a picture of her in the onesie.

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Sure hope little Petunia has a speedy recovery!!
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Thanks everybody!
We didn't put the onesie on Petunia yet, but I promise I'll post a picture of Petunia wearing it in the next few days.
I noticed that Petunia's urine is very dark, I assume that is normal after the surgery, right?

I can tell that she is very tired and in a little pain, I can hear her whimper every now and then as she lays by my side. The vet gave us 3 Rimadyl pills and said to give her one at night. I put the pill inside of a 2 squeezed Bil Jac treat and she ate it with no problem.

We will be going to bed soon, I hope she sleeps comfortably through the night, she normally sleeps in the bed between my wife and I with her head on the corner of my pillow.

Can't wait to get this over with, it's so sad to see her go through this.
I'll post some pics soon.

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