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Old 11-21-2012, 05:40 AM
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Hi All,
Cody had his luxating patella surgery earlier today.
I brought him home and he has been pretty out of it.
I just made him some chicken breast & rice along with some gizzards just because he won't eat his regular food. Also, he will not go potty at all.
I've tried to help him both outside and on a weewee pad but it isn't working. & usually with his heart medication he urinates quite a bit.

He hasn't gone to the bathroom since before his surgery.. It has now been 15 hours.

He has drank a little bit of water before in between me feeding him.

I'm probably stressing a little bit too early. But do you guys have any suggestions?

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:39 AM
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Bless him, your photos brought back some memories, my Bella had LP surgery in June this year. The bowel and bladder can be a little sleepy after a general anaesthetic and that will be why he's not been potty as often, has he been at all post op ? Your vet should have made sure he'd peed at least once before they discharged him, I would ring and ask, if he went at the vets you can prob relax a little and wait for nature, just make sure his tummy is soft and not getting distended. If I remember rightly it took about 2-3 days for Bella to poop but she did wee straight away. Good luck.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:56 AM
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Aw!! That's painful to look at. Poor baby. I think the anesthesia is still in affect. I'd just keep a close eye on him. When the drug starts to wear off, he'll start moving some, but don't rush it. That was a major surgery & I wouldn't feel much like eating either for a while. Hope he gets to feelin' better soon. How old is he?
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Glad it is over for him. His kidneys and bladder will perk up soon , they also are half asleep.
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Since chi's are so small, their livers are small too. They have to have time to 'clear' the anesthetic from the blood stream. Organs are put to 'sleep' too, so everything has to wake up. Bladder will wake up before bowels do. Just keep offering water. Call the vet if you feel things aren't going well.
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Aw, poor little guy. Hope he's feeling better soon.
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How is he today? Just wondering.
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