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Old 04-13-2016, 03:08 AM
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Misty gets spayed next month and was wondering what to expect, recovery/healing time, will she have a go at her incision, etc. Anything I can give her to help? So long since I had a pup spayed I've forgotten.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:11 AM
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Just had mine done almost 2 weeks ago. The first 2 days she hardly ate and just laid around. The 3rd day she was eating and acting fine but had to be picked up because she couldn't jump. By day 7 her incision looked amazing no bruises no redness. She licked it a bit but I kept on her about leaving it alone and she eventually stopped. It's not a big deal just be patient with her the first week.

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Old 04-13-2016, 04:52 AM
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How she reacts to it will really depend on her, particularly whether she will bother her incision or not. She may or may not need a cone - but even if she seems to leave it be, always make sure to leave her coned when you aren't around to supervise. Our dogs in the past have always been pretty good about any surgery sites, so we've always been able to take the cone off when we were at home to supervise, but we made sure to put it back on when we have to leave them unattended.

The vet should prescribe you some pain medication and likely antibiotics to prevent infection, so follow their directions.

She'll probably be very dopey still when you bring her home, and not particularly happy the next day. After that will really depend on her own personal recovery time frame, but I'm sure she'll be back to her usual self in no time
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Cuddles did not react too bad when she was spayed. At first, I thought she was going to need a cone, but I think it was more paranoia on my part. She healed wonderfully, and I don't think she really has a spay scar. Her spay was actually pretty pricey, but the vet did a wonderful job.
The vet should give you a handful of instructions, for example no jumping on furniture, no baths, etc. for the first week or two.

Our chi/pug mix, on the other hand, was done by the shelter, and it came out looking pretty obvious that she was spayed. They gave her to us the day after the spay, and she didn't seem to even notice she just had a major operation. She was four years old at the time, so that's pretty surprising.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:31 PM
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Jazz was fine after her spay. She was bouncing around, completely hyper as usual, by the next day.

One thing I'll mention just in case.....she doesn't have the thick double coat that Tango has, her fur is completely healthy, but much thinner. And she has virtually no fur at all on her belly or chest. And her skin there is very light. So after the surgery, there was a degree of bruising which took me by surprise, because I could see it all, every bit of it, and I wasn't expecting it.

Your dog will her have tummy shaved, but depending on how much of an area they shave, you may nor may not see any bruising. Just letting you know to be prepared for it and not freak out like i did
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You will know whether your dog is a 'complainer' very soon after she is spayed. I had a real 'baby' that let everyone in the apartment know when she had to have a BM. Oh goodness! I thought she was dying! No just uncomfortable. She belived that everyone should know that she was uncomfortable!! She healed up very quickly, but the first 24-48 hours she put me through a lot!! Just to warn you. Probably she'll do fine. I've had 4-5 females since, that have done just fine.
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We had Beatrice spayed on the 7th April. She wasn't overly fussed on getting up and eating the first day but would eat/drink if I literally spoon fed her lol.

The day after she was slower than normal but eating and drinking fine.

2 days after: what spaying? You'd never know she had it done!

We had to keep a cone on her because she kept trying to lick it.

Tink is right, I noticed bruising on Beatrice but it didn't phase her! She still kept trying to jump on everything. I took her for her post op check up a week later and the vet has said she really needs to stop jumping because there was still a slight bit of swelling (how the flip am I going to stop her jumping?) and the muscle needs to heal a bit more but the wound itself is all healed over ) but honestly it was nothing at all!
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There seems to be more than one approach to Spaying...

One of my Bitches had a scar no more than 1/4" long, and another had a gash from her ribcage to her Vulva. The latter disturbed me, and I'll probably (no never) return to that Vet for anything. This has been several months ago, and I can still feel the Suture's below her abdominal skin, which has healed up properly.

Why would a Vet make such a massive incision ?
Why would they not use material/stiches, which dispelled over time ?
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