My little man Kipawa really enjoys the vet visits. Our vet clinic does a wonderful job making sure the animals get a good feeling when they arrive. Of course, for Kipawa, that place is just filled with interesting smells. His hackles go up a little as he takes in all the information. Kipawa got his rabies shot yesterday. He had no clue it was happening. I was busy giving him a small treat and he did not even flinch a bit. He was a little more tired last night, to be expected, but he is a little hellion right now who needs a huge walk.
I also got an information sheet from the vet regarding neutering, which they suggest at 6 months. I feel that is a little early, but I will watch Kipawa carefully for negative maturation actions/traits. What are your suggestions for the time to neuter?
I'm happy to see a number of things on the information sheet that have been suggested on this forum as what to look for regarding pre, during and post care.
- They strongly suggest a general blood screen panel no more than 2 days before. I'll get it done.
- He will get pre-surgery meds for relaxation
- before surgery, he will get an IV injection to make him sleepy
- oxygen and isoflurane gas will keep him asleep throughout surgery
- a Doppler monitor will keep track of his blood pressure and heart during surgery
- he will receive a post op injection of pain relief
Regarding the pre-surgery relaxation meds, the pre-surgery IV injections and the post op pain relief injection, should I be requesting specific ones?