Good luck Kananga…and you...I'm sure it will go fine. When Ruby was spayed she didn't need an e-collar. Hopefully you'll be as lucky.
So did the D.A.P. only work temporarily? Oh, and with the tea tree oil...just be really careful not to get it on the incision as it stings horribly!
The DAP has helped, I wouldn't say it was temporary. It did reduce his anxiety while I was away. The problem that the DAP won't address is his general anxiety out in the open. I had my caretaker watch my dog while I was away Saturday night - Sunday morning, Kananga refused to go outside. He held his bladder for 20 hours :eek: until I got there. He's been acting very strange in the last month or two. That's why I keep thinking there's a dog in heat nearby and that's easily possible with 30-40+ dogs in our hi-rise alone. Regardless, my vet agrees that this may help calm him down, especially during his breeding season. As long as the bloodwork comes back good I think it should be fairly quick and relatively painless for him.
I'll still keep using the DAP until a bit after he recovers. Then see how he does.