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28 October 2008 @ 09:51 pm
Mia is getting spayed tomorrow.

Don't know what to expect.

How long after her spay will she not be in pain?
Madalyn: homedoglovebird on October 29th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Capella was much better the next day. It really amazed me. The night we got her back she just seemed super sore. Like she kept trying to get comfortable on the couch and couldn't. I felt really bad for her. She bounced back so quickly though. I ended up not having to give her any of the pain medicine they gave me. They told me not to give it to her unless she was in obvious pain because if she was too numb to the pain she'd just act crazy and bust a stitch or something. I was more scared with her trying to jump off things than worrying about her in pain. After that first night I think she just yelped one time when she tried to jump off the bed and then after that totally fine. Got her stitches taken out and she did beautifully. :) Good luck!!
drive_into_medrive_into_me on October 29th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
thank you!
it makes me sad to think about her being in pain.
how old is capella?? she is soo cute.

did capella wear the cone?
because i dont think our vet uses cones...
Madalyn: homedoglovebird on October 29th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
She's a year and 4 months. :) She got it done when she was 5 months old. I think her being young helped her recover so well. Hopefully Mia will have a quick one too!

She didn't have the cone. I remember being worried she'd bother the stitches because honestly she just seems like the type that would lol, but she didn't mess with them at all. Do you have a sweater or shirt for her? We bought one just in case we needed to cover her stomach up to keep her away from them.

edited to add: I know even though I read a million people saying their dogs made it through fine I was SO worried about Capella the day I dropped her off. She's my first dog on my own and my parents never got any of ours fixed so I didn't know what to expect at all. You're going to feel so much better once she's well and you've got it over and done with. I'm so glad I don't have to mess with Capella going into heat and that she doesn't have to go through it. Let me know how Mia makes out! Lol my husband saw that picture you posted of her in here the other day and was like "Is that Capella?". Something about their head markings look very similar to me hah.

Edited at 2008-10-29 05:34 am (UTC)
drive_into_medrive_into_me on October 29th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
mia is my first dog too...first pet ever actually, we never had any growing up. and im such a paranoid mom, when we first got her every little noise she would make i would freak out, until i learned they are sneezes or coughs.

Thank you so much for your advice :)
miserable, arrogant old bat: jimcottonmanifesto on October 29th, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
she'll probably be fine the day after she comes home and she'll be a spaz, but you'll have to restrict her activity and it will be hard. :(
Jennylittlesunflower on October 29th, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
The vet said Daisy was ready to play, like, immediately after her surgery. She even woke up really soon after, which they didn't expect considering all her drugs.

She was very groggy the first day. I don't know about "sore". She slept a lot. Because the vet said "no rough play for a week" we had to keep her isolated from Gambit. I said, "they're bostons. They ONLY do rough play." So they had to stay apart. I kept her in her exercise pen mostly, so that she wouldn't be tearing around. But she wanted to be played with almost right away, so I don't think she was in much pain.

She had internal stitching, and unfortunately I don't think the vet did a good job because here we are a month later and she has the ugliest scar on her tummy I have ever seen. It's as thick as my pinky. :( I had hoped it would fade a bit by now. Gambit had internal surgery too (he retained a testicle, they had to go 'fish' for it) but he doesn't even have a scar. But anyway, she never went after it at all. Gambit did, though, so if you have other animals, be wary.
Melissa: Cheesefadedpink_ink on October 30th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
The vet will keep a close eye on her after the operation and give her medication (usually metacam) for the pain. She will be more dopey then anything else. Usually the next day they start feeling better, the pups especially seem to bounce right back! Just keep her quiet and calm (if possible, you know Bostons!) and don't let her jump up on things for the next few days. She will be just fine :) I swear it is harder on us!