Morning at The Vet

Chance went in early this morning to get Nutered. I should be bringing him home late this afternoon.
What should I expect. I know he will be groggy but for how long?
How long should he be under supervision and when will he be back to his old self again? Kiya just loves to horse around with him and its going to be tough keeping her from picking on him while he is under the weather.

Kiya also had her check up and we were told that she has allergies. Her eyes and ears get really pink throughout the day. The vet was not concerned about the allergies. Should we be concerned? She was given her Rabies and Bordatella vaccine. Man did she squeek. Right after the shots, the injection site became really tendor and she began to wimper and try to scratch it. Poor girl. 😞

Depending on what sedatives they used he may not be very groggy. Neither Nicky nor Rally were really "groggy" when I picked them up from their surgeries. They were sore and wanted to sleep. Once Nicky woke up the next morning he was pretty much convinced he was fully healed and should be playing like a puppy. He was 7 years old when he was neutered.

As far as the shots on your girl, please watch them.. I usually always give benadryl before rabies shots… and also I never have any other shots given with rabies... Watch for a reaction and since she already was have a problem at the injection site, I really would watch it. I have seen Basenjis get really nasty sores at injection sites from Rabies... and you might want to just give her a Benadryl. Not sure that I would just automatically say she has allergies cause her eyes are red? However, it is surprising that the vet didn't seem to be concerned? I would be.. could be food related? Could be something in the house (being new)...

As far as Chance, he should not be too groggy after being neutered, depending of course on what they give him? Did you ask about the anesthesia they use?... but he will NOT want her around him.. and you need to make sure he has peace and quiet. And whatever you have to do... she needs to be "contained" By morning as Lisa says he should be pretty much OK.. if he tried to do too much, like jump on the couch, etc... most likely he will "sqeak..."

We talked with the vet this morning and we requested that a blood panel be taken before surgery just in case.
Kiya's eyes were not red this morning so the vet did not think too much of it. Her eyes get red in the afternoon/evening…along with the inside of her ears too.
Literally right after the injections, Kiya started to scratch and cry. You could tell she was in pain. The vet said that she would calm down after 15 min and she seemed to be ok.

@Vanessa:

We talked with the vet this morning and we requested that a blood panel be taken before surgery just in case.
Kiya's eyes were not red this morning so the vet did not think too much of it. Her eyes get red in the afternoon/evening…along with the inside of her ears too.
Literally right after the injections, Kiya started to scratch and cry. You could tell she was in pain. The vet said that she would calm down after 15 min and she seemed to be ok.

I would still give her a benadyrl.. if she were mine… and you know honestly.. shots really should not cause that much pain....

What kind of anesthesia are they using for Chance? Sighthounds are sensitive to anesthesia

Dallas had/has a big bump from the rabies injection site. Luckily I found something about that being common before getting too freaked out! My vet said not to give him Benadryl after the shot but again, as you all know, my vet kind of stinks. I'm looking for a new one before getting Dallas neutered in 2 months.

@Ninabeana26:

Dallas had/has a big bump from the rabies injection site. Luckily I found something about that being common before getting too freaked out! My vet said not to give him Benadryl after the shot _but again, as you all know, my vet kind of stinks. I'm looking for a new one before getting Dallas neutered in 2 months.

As you have seen a bunch of us post, we usually give the benadryl before the shot… and after if there is a problem with itching... however, that said, it would not and does not stop the lump for those that get them.... I would say that 1 out of 3 get a lump from the rabies shot that can take 3 to 6 wks to go away.

Did you Vet give you a reason?_

@tanza:

Did you Vet give you a reason?

He just said it wasn't necessary. I mentioned to him that I had "friends" with basenjis who recommended it prior & after the shot but he said it isn't necessary & that rabies shots have been used on millions of dogs & do not 90% of the time cause any side effects so unless he shows signs benadryl is just adding something unecessary to his system…

Have I mentioned how much I like this vet before? :rolleyes:

@Ninabeana26:

He just said it wasn't necessary. I mentioned to him that I had "friends" with basenjis who recommended it prior & after the shot but he said it isn't necessary & that rabies shots have been used on millions of dogs & do not 90% of the time cause any side effects so unless he shows signs benadryl is just adding something unecessary to his system…

Have I mentioned how much I like this vet before? :rolleyes:

Well, not to defend your Vet.. but in a way he is right… it is just that many of us have seen B's with a reaction..... so in the end he is just "covering" his "behind".....

My vets will give a shot of benadryl if I ask for it before vaccines. I try to remember to give the oral myself because it is so much cheaper. It seems naive to me for a vet to say 'well, these are pefectly safe, benadryl is un-needed' until they see how a dog reacts.

Though my dogs have not had a reaction to a vaccine, I tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to vaccines. I would rather give a benadryl to help prvent a reaction then wait and hope for the best. I say this because my cat had a severe vaccine reaction after his rabies shot. Within 20 minutes of the shot he was vomiting, the hair at the vaccination site fell out and the site became swollen. We had to rush him back to the vet to be treated for the reaction.

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