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Old 01-05-2013, 01:29 AM
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Hey everyone! I called today and made Ava's appointment to get spayed and microchipped this Tuesday at 8:30AM. Do you guys have any suggestions on post-spaying comfort for her? I want to have a relaxed and comfortable environment for her to come home to. She does have a very comfy car seat with plenty of blankets and a comfy bed at home also with blankets. Just wondering what I can do to make her as comfortable as possible?

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Usually vets give the option of buying additional pain meds (or it's included in the price) - definitely give those. It really helped with Stella's pain. And of course, try to keep her still if you can.

Also just keep her close. The pain made Stella extra needy and she wanted to be near me at all times.
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The pain meds are a great suggestion I discussed that with my vet and will definitely be getting her some! Any more suggestions that I should know?
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I don't really have any advice for a spay. I'd maybe search the forums for some info though- lots of good spay after care advice. Also, several members just had their dogs spayed within the last week you could PM. I just wanted to say good luck to you and Ava.


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Things that I found helpful:
- playpen set up with a bed, food/water and a pee pad
- heating pad wrapped in a blanket and on a low setting in the bed for use when the anesthetic is stills wearing off and body temp is lowered
- pure pumpkin in case of diarrhea occurring as a result of anesthetic
- pedialyte in case of dehydration


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I like the heating pad idea, how much do they usually cost?
I've heard a lot of people tell me that it's good to keep pumpkin handy, I shop at a holistic pet food store and see their shelves stocked with cans of it. What exactly does pumpkin do for dogs?
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I like the heating pad idea, how much do they usually cost?
I've heard a lot of people tell me that it's good to keep pumpkin handy, I shop at a holistic pet food store and see their shelves stocked with cans of it. What exactly does pumpkin do for dogs?
Pumpkin helps with diarrhea had constipation. One teaspoon mixed with food will help either ailment. Since anesthesia can cause diarrhea, it's a good idea to have canned pumpkin on hand to add to her food if she gets an upset tummy.


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Winnie get spayed on Wed this info is helpful to me as we'll, I'm so nervous


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