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Old 06-27-2006, 10:07 PM
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Maya goes in next week for her spay and I was wondering how many of you got pain meds for your baby.

My friend had her chi(Zoey) done by this vet about a month ago, and he said that he doesn't give them any meds to take home, because they are so little and they don't need it. Zoey (11 pounds) was sick, as it turns out, she had a bad uterine infection and they are lucky they took her in because it was really bad. Anyhow, they did her spay, kept her overnight(the vet lives above the clinic) and sent her home. She was whiney and uncomfortable for almost 3 days.

Is this common practice? Maya is soooo little I am not sure what to expect. I am going to have her weighed in a couple days so I can get her more heartworm meds and dose them right, but I don't think she is much over 4 pounds. I am just nervous. I don't want to leave her overnight either.

Any help? What should I ask the vet before I take her in or leave her? She has seen him 3 times now for shots ect....
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i say def get pain meds. i did with all mine and their neuters.. its def worth it.. they will have you give them 1/4 of a pill.. they get a pain shot during surgery or just after. and that helps some..and dogs have a naturally high pain tolerance, so some vets choose not to do pain meds. but they are anti inflamitories (not sure on spelling) and pain meds, so its just like more specific tylonal.. nothing strong.. the same stuff they give to dogs with arthritis. sprays are more invasive then neuter.. so i would def give them.
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Peanutlover, that is what I was thinking.....

I was just talking to my friend again, and she was told that part of the reason for no meds was that they might increase bleeding because meds thin the blood? It seems like there should be something that is ok.

I don't know......i guess I will have to grill the doc....
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the vet that spayed bonnie also told me she wouldn't need any pain meds, and I ended up going to a different vet a couple days later to get some because i could tell she was in pain. and we never went back to that vet. just my opinion, but i think you definitely want to take some pain meds home with you after your chi is spayed. Even though she's so little...they can give her liquid meds in a tiny little dropper. the vets have formulas to calculate the dosage based on your dog's weight. Both mine ended up getting 0.1 ml once a day, and for oscar they even gave me droppers with the meds already measured out.

If they want you to leave your dog overnight, make sure that there will be someone there all night to monitor her. and if you're really not comfortable leaving her, insist on taking her home. if they won't let you, find a vet who will.

I know it's soooooooooooooo hard not to worry about your baby being spayed, but it's really a very routine procedure. We always hear the horror stories, but the vast majority of spays go fine with no problems. my dog bonnie is under 3 pounds and had no complications (other than post-op pain). the most important thing is to find a vet that you are comfortable with. hope this helps, let us know how it goes!
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Rylie was spayed when she weighed about 2.5lbs, and she came home with pain meds. The vet gave us very tiny dosages of pills, and I was so thankful. I can't imagine them not having pain meds. When Madison was neutered, I had to request for them to give us pain meds.
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Peanutlover, that is what I was thinking.....

I was just talking to my friend again, and she was told that part of the reason for no meds was that they might increase bleeding because meds thin the blood? It seems like there should be something that is ok.

I don't know......i guess I will have to grill the doc....
some people give baby aspirin for pain (like after shots, etc) which is fine, but it thins the blood and can increase bleeding after surgery. meds you get from the vet are fine.
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mine were all given rimadyl- 1/4th a tablet twice a day. here is some info on it
http://www.rimadyl.com/display.asp?c...ies=CN&sec=000
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i also got pain meds for rocky (oscar isnt neutered yet) and it def helps. i am actually surprised all vets dont give pain meds...
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