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    Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    Hi,

    My little one is have her spay surgery this week. I was hoping to get some idea of what to expect in the days to weeks after it. And of course any advice is welcome!

    Thanks

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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    Bisou was spayed about a month ago. Physically she seemed to be fine and was jumping around like her normal self (despite our trying to keep her calm) within a few days, but the cough she had for the first 2-3 days afterwards killed me. It was bad enough that I snuck her into my work office with me and kept her under my desk to make sure she was going to be okay. The vet assured me it was normal from putting the tube down her throat, and I'm not suggesting they did anything wrong at all, but seeing her struggle like that broke my heart. She also had hernia surgery at the same time, so that may have made things more complicated, I don't know. I do know that she would not eat her food, even though they told me to feed her. I gave her some peanut butter a couple of times that afternoon, which she greedily scarfed down, and then she was fine to eat the next day. I'd say that she was a little off her game for the first two days, but by day three her actions were back to normal. Oh, I do want to mention that she did seem to have a fluid lump near the incision area, which made me panic a little, but I googled it and found that that's also normal. It went away about a week later and you can't even see her scar now. I think it's probably worse for us than it is for them.

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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    Hi Jenn,

    When Gidget was spayed she didn't have much interest in eating for about a day. She was a little sluggish and sleepy for about a day, then back to her normal self and it was really difficult to keep her quiet...

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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    Not sure about being spayed but when Jax got snipped in September, he was a little out of it and sluggish that same day but bounced right back to normal the next day. You are supposed to keep them calm and not let them run around or jump around too much for about 2 weeks but that was very hard to do. All in all, we had a pleasant experience and nothing went wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrugs View Post
    All in all, we had a pleasant experience and nothing went wrong.
    Yes, this^^^ is what I should have said instead of doing the internet thing and giving TMI. Hey, I'm new here. I'll get the hang of it ... eventually

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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    We just have boy dogs, but what @KimB3384 said is true, it is harder on us than it is on them!

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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    Quote Originally Posted by KimB3384 View Post
    Yes, this^^^ is what I should have said instead of doing the internet thing and giving TMI. Hey, I'm new here. I'll get the hang of it ... eventually

    You are fine!!! It wasn't a Charles Dickens novel or anything...

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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    We just have boy dogs, but what @KimB3384 said is true, it is harder on us than it is on them!
    Amen to that! :-D

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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    They bounce back in no time at all.... you will have a harder time keeping them calm till the stitches are out.

    Good luck and keep us posted

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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    Marge was fine shortly after her surgery, maybe a day or two top? I agree the hardest thing was keeping her calm. She loves to jump up and down on furniture, so for the first week we had to stop her from doing that and lifted her up on everything.
    Also one little tip! If your vet tries to get you to have her wear a cone of shame, an alternate to that is a tshirt of baby onsie it worked great for our Marge, it stopped her from being able to get at her stitches easily and was much more comfortable on her than a cone. Especially with her fat neck and head ha.


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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    As others have said they are usually sluggish the day after, but after that, they are back to normal. That's the hard part, keeping them quiet and not letting them jump on things for about 10 days.
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    Re: Spay Surgery this week- what to expect??

    Everything went well with her operation. And of course she work up 12 hours later feeling fine and pretty much back to normal! I'm trying to make her rest which is so hard. How did everyone do it for 10 days?? I've hid all her toys and just have a few chew toys out. She keeps staring at the door to go for walks. I feel so bad!

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