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Brody just bounced back like nothing happened. Keeping him quiet was the hardest part. He was a little slow the second day,but after that he was really pretty normal. I bought a onesie so I wouldn't have to use the cone. The baby PJ's and I snapped them up over his back so his underside was covered. He never seemed to really notice his incision or worry it. He didn't even have external sutures, they glued him shut. It made his recovery extra smooth and easy. Try not to worry.
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Odie's vet did surgery on our small rat, which made me feel a lot more comfortable with getting her spayed there. Vets that do surgery on small animals are generally more familiar with the risk of anesthetic on our small guys. I also had the blood work done, which is mandatory at our clinic. You're using a vet that you've received a recommendation for, which is a lot better than going in blind. Good luck to you both, although I'm sure you won't need it!


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Winnie was done 2 weeks ago today. I wasn't prepared for how sore and groggy she would be when we came home. I did the blood work ahead and they kept a tube down her throat as well. She really yiped and cried the first 24hours but she is only 4lbs so they were stingy with pain meds, scared of od'ing her. Oh, one thing that I did was put her soft kennel on the bed and used it like a little elevator to raise and lower her off the floor, up and down stairs etc. she caught on to that real quick and liked having it to retreat to even though she sleeps with us


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He's my first dog of my own and he's such a sweet boy. It pains me just to have to put him through the procedure full stop.

Rolo's mummy - I totally understand. It's so difficult to just bite the bullet and do it and there are so many worries. If you have no problems like aggression, marking or a female around then you don't absolutely have to do it and there's no problem with taking some time to make sure you're sure in your decision.
Rolo is my first dog of my own too. He's the soppiest dog ever, doesn't mark and I have no females so no real reason to do it other than I worry about growths etc later on


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I think that the place is reassuring on its own. You mentioned the hampster care and that is what stuck out most for me, because indeed it does show that they don't shun or take things lightly. I am sure your boy is going to do great. You can always express your concern with the vet there and I am sure he or she will reassure you more than we can. We can just give you happy vibes for an upgraded Mylo

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Melissa, most of us on this forum know how you are feeling and what you are thinking in the days building up to op day. It's really hard to feel positive about putting your baby through surgery. Mylo will be fine, and when you get that phone call to say he's ready come and pick him up its like all your Christmases have come at once. When Bella had LP surgery last year I cried from Blackpool to St Helen's where she had surgery and that was pretty difficult as I was driving.
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Just wanted to say we will be thinking about you and your Angel. Worrying is what good Mama's do when their babies are going under for a procedure. Your concerns are normal, and I bet your sweetie will do just fine. xxx
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Brody just bounced back like nothing happened. Keeping him quiet was the hardest part. He was a little slow the second day,but after that he was really pretty normal. I bought a onesie so I wouldn't have to use the cone. The baby PJ's and I snapped them up over his back so his underside was covered. He never seemed to really notice his incision or worry it. He didn't even have external sutures, they glued him shut. It made his recovery extra smooth and easy. Try not to worry.
I hope Mylo does the same thing. Do you think a baby grow would be better than the thing that goes around the neck? I don't know whether he'll be bothered by the stitches or not. Whenever we have a cut or bruise he licks it though.

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Odie's vet did surgery on our small rat, which made me feel a lot more comfortable with getting her spayed there. Vets that do surgery on small animals are generally more familiar with the risk of anesthetic on our small guys. I also had the blood work done, which is mandatory at our clinic. You're using a vet that you've received a recommendation for, which is a lot better than going in blind. Good luck to you both, although I'm sure you won't need it!


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That's a good point. They do spays on rabbits and cats so hopefully Mylo won't be too much of a problem for them.

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Winnie was done 2 weeks ago today. I wasn't prepared for how sore and groggy she would be when we came home. I did the blood work ahead and they kept a tube down her throat as well. She really yiped and cried the first 24hours but she is only 4lbs so they were stingy with pain meds, scared of od'ing her. Oh, one thing that I did was put her soft kennel on the bed and used it like a little elevator to raise and lower her off the floor, up and down stairs etc. she caught on to that real quick and liked having it to retreat to even though she sleeps with us


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Aw. Poor girl. I'm glad she's feeling better now. I have a hard carrier....maybe that would work?

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There's lots of research out there that says some risks are lowered but that risks for other things are increased. If you've got no other reason to do it maybe do a lot of research to see whether the benefits outweigh the risks? Mylo is soft but he's growled at Rich a few times. He also humps a lot and seems very frustrated, poor boy so I'm hoping the neuter will help with that too.

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I think that the place is reassuring on its own. You mentioned the hampster care and that is what stuck out most for me, because indeed it does show that they don't shun or take things lightly. I am sure your boy is going to do great. You can always express your concern with the vet there and I am sure he or she will reassure you more than we can. We can just give you happy vibes for an upgraded Mylo
Yea, I think I will mention it when I go in. I know the chances are very small but even that one in a million happens to someone y'know?

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Melissa, most of us on this forum know how you are feeling and what you are thinking in the days building up to op day. It's really hard to feel positive about putting your baby through surgery. Mylo will be fine, and when you get that phone call to say he's ready come and pick him up its like all your Christmases have come at once. When Bella had LP surgery last year I cried from Blackpool to St Helen's where she had surgery and that was pretty difficult as I was driving.
Yea, I really can't wait until it's all over. I'm glad Bella went through her surgery without problems and is improving now.

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Just wanted to say we will be thinking about you and your Angel. Worrying is what good Mama's do when their babies are going under for a procedure. Your concerns are normal, and I bet your sweetie will do just fine. xxx
Thanks. Can't wait until it's all over and done with. All your wishes help a million

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