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post #1 of 94 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Tillie's getting spayed... gulp...

The time has come... her appt is on Tuesday and I am freaking out. LOL
what do I need to prepare/have on hand for her? What size onsies do you reccomend? She is almost 8 lbs, 7 months old on the 12th (HOW did she get so 'old'!?) ... she will be coming home same day and things will be calm-ish around here, so it's a great time to do it, but it is still major surgery and with it carries risks... sooooo, any advice to the freaked out doggie-mama?
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We had a couple of "onesies" for Daisy and Beau. We also had an inflatable protective collar rather than the "cone of shame" to keep Daisy from licking stitches. Beau was too big for it - so we ended up getting him one like this: http://www.bestpetsuppliesguide.com/...elcro-closure/

As long as I was with them - I didn't make them wear the cones. They mostly had them on just a night. I brought chairs from the dining room and put them next to our bed - and put them in their crate at night - right at eye level so they could see me and I could hear them if they started to scratch of anything.

They heal VERY quickly and it's impossible to keep them still for long!!

Just hang in there and it will be over in no time!

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I'm already dreading it. Sophie will go in February when she's 6 months. It's scary because she's your child, but it will be fine. The onesie is the way to go and in three days they are perfect! Good luck, I'll be thinking of you.
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not to worry Tammy. LOL Piece of cake. You won't feel any pain other than typical mommy pains. Is it laser or conventional. ? Molly had laser and was doing cartwheels the next day.

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thanks for the support!
I believe it is conventional. She is going to the same vet as our cats, and their's were conventional... but that's been nearly 10 yrs ago now... I'll call tomorrow and ask.
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Jack is scheduled for the 13th. Meh, no worries. The only worry will be keeping him quiet and not leaping off the couch after the cat.

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Oh sweet Tillie we will be thinking of you guys next Tuesday!
Did you find out about Laser? I wounder how much more it costs? Probably depends on the clinic if they have the equipment.

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thanks girls! it is conventional ... and a friend is giving me some old oneseis from when her girls were little!
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Whenever I get freaked out about stuff...like when I was learning to drive, ready to deliver my first child, have major surgery, etc., I just tell myself 'millions of people do this, have done this, etc. every day and if they can manage then sure as heck so can I.' That helps me put things in perspective. So just think of it in those terms...millions of dogs get spayed every day and they all do fine, as do their mommies...and maybe that will help. it really does help me. If not, a soothing herbal tea, something with chamomile, may help calm your nerves (I swear by my various teas) or if all else fails a shot of tequila should do the trick.
Good luck Tillie...Sammy and I will send extra good thoughts your way next week.
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