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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Overnight Spay?

Is it normal for a puppy to have to stay at the vet overnight after spaying? Saydee is scheduled for next month. I'm supposed to bring her in at 7am and not pick her up until the next day. I was just wondering because I couldn't remember what I did with my other puppies and it just seems sooooo long!
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My Vet requires that all spay/neuters spend the night.
I've tried to talk them out of it in the past but they won't change their minds so I grit my teeth and deal with it.
I do call several times to check on my little one's though.

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If the veterinary facility has staff on site overnight that actually looks out for the dogs, then it may be beneficial for you and for Saydee. If they don't have care, then why leave her there? At least you can keep an eye on her. You watching (or hearing) her is better than no one watching (or hearing)!

You're the client. If you don't want your dog there overnight, then insist on it and make sure you get there before the facility closes.

If they have staff on site overnight to monitor her, then take advantage of it. You can both get some sleep that way.
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I agree with Kimberly. No staff, I would take her home. Some vets just do not want the panic calls when the animal is waking up. Clients can kill with kindness when the best thing is to let them sleep it off. The vet may want to check the incision in the morning.

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Thank you Kimberly
That's exactly what I needed to hear. I once had my Maltese at an emergency vet place overnight, only to find out she was left unattended and I could have done a better job at home! I'm going to ask about staffing at night.
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Scooter goes in tomorrow, we drop him off around 8:30 and pick him up just before they close for the day. I'd be afraid to leave him overnight unless someone was there all night. I think that as his parents we'll be more likely to hear him cry out in the night and to know what behavior is normal for him and any odd behavior would be more obvious to us.

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Well! I just called my vet and they said NOBODY is there overnight. How rude! I cancelled the appointment and will be looking for a new vet. I can't believe they insist on keeping them over night and then leave them alone. Not my puppy! I'm so mad right now. The girl was actually kind of snotty to me on the phone. Like I was bothering her with my question!
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My vet has them stay overnight...but there is connected with the clinic. I know that they check on them several times. It makes me feel better!!

~~Mommy"s Little Angel~~
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Well I am glad that you are sticking to your guns about how you want to be treated and Saydee as well.

~~Mommy"s Little Angel~~
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Seriously, some times the way people treat you means alot. The fact that this girl was "put out" by my asking a simple question just totally turns me off. It's my pet, for pete's sake!
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