Mia's Surgery

ahh i took my baby to the vet this morning to get spayed. i almost cried. i woke up almost sick to my stomach this morning and shaking because i was so nervous :o I had dan call before he left for work tonight and they said she was awake and she did really well.. i can go get her after 10 tomorrow morning..:D

i was a little confused when i went in to drop her off though.. they asked if i wanted to give her pain meds.. and i kinda figured that was basic.. like how could someone let their dog go through that and not give them pain meds.. 😕 they said they ask because its extra money and people dont always wanna pay for it..

only plus side of her being gone.. the house is SOOOOO quiettt:D

oh and then came home and maggie decided to run away :mad: well i guess it was my fault (i thought i had her hooked on the leash but didnt) so i had to chase her down the street and pretend i had a treat so she'd come to me.. she didn't get too far.. THANK GOD.. shes a quick one.. bum leg and all :rolleyes:

GLad Mia's surgery went well and that Maggie came home!
Anne in Tampa

That's exactly how I was when Lola got spayed…. just really nervous & scared. When the vet tech took her she started crying, and I just KNEW she knew I was leaving her to strangers who would hurt her. And I felt the same way about the pain meds. How can I possibly leave my poor baby with strangers to chop her up & operate on her & sew her back up? Then have her wake up confused & scared, and medicated so she can't even escape what's scaring and confusing her. Then let her live in pain for a few more days? Definitely got the pain meds, no question!
But she was perfectly fine & pulled through in no time, and I'll pass along what everybody on here told me: The hardest part is getting her to be still for 10-14 days while she heals!!! She came home that night & jumped straight on the bed & then straight off again (about 3 feet high!) before I could catch her. It was a rough two weeks!

I just hate to have to leave my dogs at the vet for surgury, especially after one had a heard and respiratory collapse just before the surgery.

When my 2 girls where spayed I didn't get any pain killer, to prevent them of running too much, the next day they were already playing and running and no pain what so ever.
It is true that the scars were 2 little holes on the sides and not a large one under the bellie, my vet prefer this way not to have any complication after surgery.

Glad to hear Mia's surgery went well, bet you can't wait to have her home!!

Glad to hear everything worked out okay for all of you.

Glad to hear that miss Mia's surgery went well 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the peace & quiet! lol

i want to pull my hair out already. i cant keep her from jumping on and off the bed.. its only like a foot and a half off the ground..but still.. she keeps licking herself .. mostly just her lower belly where she got shaved but then she'll gravitate towards the incision.. i filled her kong with some peanut butter and it kept her busy a little but she really wants to play and i cant give her too much peanut butter.. i cant keep her in the crate all day and night.. and she doesnt get her stitches out for 12 days.. uuuugh its gonna be a long 2 weeks

Did you get a e-collar for her if she will not leave the incision alone? And there is another thread where I posted a "homemade" e-collar? Also try putting Tea Tree Oil around, near the incision… she will NOT want to lick that...
As far as keeping her confined, honestly.. I never did with any of mine... I didn't use pain meds for spay/neuter... hoping that too much movement, they will figure it out for themselves what they can and can't do.... I have never confined mine by the next day... and if mine wanted to jump... so be it...

Basenjis will be Basenjis, I couldn't hold Sahara down either, she jumped too. I just kept watch over the incision and did my best to keep her calm, she did great!

@hdolbow:

i want to pull my hair out already. i cant keep her from jumping on and off the bed.. its only like a foot and a half off the ground..but still.. she keeps licking herself .. mostly just her lower belly where she got shaved but then she'll gravitate towards the incision.. i filled her kong with some peanut butter and it kept her busy a little but she really wants to play and i cant give her too much peanut butter.. i cant keep her in the crate all day and night.. and she doesnt get her stitches out for 12 days.. uuuugh its gonna be a long 2 weeks

If you want to to keep her busy, try mixing equal parts pumpkin and kibble add, a spoonful or two of wet food and stuff that in a Kong. For an extra challenge you can freeze the Kongs overnight. These take my dogs about an hour to work through.

they didnt give me an E collar but it says to call if she keeps licking at it on the paper they gave.. but mostly shes licking around it not directly on it… she has yelped a few times when she jumped down from the bed or couch and so shes started to do it slowly so i guess she's realizing what hurts. hopefully the pain meds will knock her out so she sleeps a lot this morning.

when i brought lenny home from being neutered, the pain meds really did a number on him. he was limp as a noodle. it was actually pretty funny, he would be sitting up and then gradually his head would start to bob and his eyes would close, and then once his nose touched the ground, he'd spring back up again all alert and then gradually start to fade again…

good luck to you trying to keep mia from jumping around... not easy with a B!

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