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Worse Behavior After Spay

Here I am again. Sofie awoke from her lethargy Thursday after her spay on Tuesday and has been a beast ever since. Her behavior before her spay was becoming mellow and nipping was minimal. Now nipping is like it was 6 weeks ago (she is teething) and she is getting into things now that she had learned not to. She would lay down for naps by herself or just to chill. Now that is not happening. We went from one extreme to another. She is eating and drinking and incision is healing nicely. Belly is soft and non tender. She does have a slight bulge to the side of her incision, which I read is "normal". I am going to contact the vet Tuesday about it. She has also started to hump on my leg more than she was before. Any ideas from the experienced Hav people? Could this behavior be a result of fluctuating hormones? If so, how long does it last? Thank you..
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how old is she? Sounds like it could be 'adolesence' setting in and the timing is a coincidence perhaps?

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She is 5 months old and is be very defiant!
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Sounds like 'adolescence' and the hormones just need to wear off from the spay. Take away the stimulus that is causing the humping behavior, or do something else. Divert behavior to something more pleasant. The first year of puppy-hood is stressful, you can do it. Hang in there. Keep training.



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She was way too young for spay!

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Is that why this behavior? I was following the advice of my long time veterinarian. I asked why the behavior, not about when to spay.
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I think there are lots of differing opinions about when to get them done. I don't think it's fair to say she was too young when as a dog owner your only making decisions in the best interest of your little ones with the advice of your vet- the expert. I hope she is back to her normal self in no time though.


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Thank you Tia for your response. Her behavior is much better today! I am not sure what the last 2 days were about. And I agree completely with your post. When folks are having problems, the last thing they need is criticism (unless there is undeniable proof of abuse/neglect. I have read several incidents of criticism on here where folks have dropped out of forum. Worse thing for them and their pup because there is much wisdom to be found on this forum. I am done venting now.
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We had a similar thread a few days ago..I think this one also might be from the pain medication/ sedation medication and coming off of that, someone else experienced a similar odd behavior ..It probably has her feeling all wonky and weird and she doesn't know why she feels that way.

I'd cut her some slack and let all the meds and pain wear off and she should be back to normal, if it gets worse, I'd assume she's in more pain and call the vet.

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We have two havs - both female. When our youngest one was spayed no problem,she was a little groggy the first day and then everything was fine.

But our older one - I thought she was dying. We were up two nights with her howling and whining and she was just out of it - hardly even knew we were there and seemed to be in severe pain - I always thought she must have reacted to the anesthetic. We got pain pills for her, but it didn't do anything.
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