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Miya's is coming up. At first I wasn't nervous because I know dogs get this all the time. Now that it's right away the corner, I'm really nervous. I feel guilty. You may laugh, but I feel like as a woman, I get the right to choose...but Miya doesn't. I have to choose for her. Is it the right choice? I have no desire in raising puppies so I know I have to do it. I don't want her to go into heat..:cry: just wish it wasn't such a major surgery. Her bloodwork came back today, everything was fine. I am really worried and already crying..it's gonna be a rough day on Tues.
 

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What you are feeling is perfectly natural.. every one of us was nervous, worried and edgy when thinking about having our little ones put under to go through a major procedure.. No one who loves their chis is gonna laugh, you are just being a loving and devoted chi momma. I will be keeping Miya in my prayers until she is safely back home where she belongs. Deb
 

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I agree with everything Deb said!!

Make plans for that day. Do NOT sit at home with nothing to do and fret. If you sew, make her a snuggle blanket or something cozy to enjoy when she gets home.

They will call before you know it and tell you that she is fine and let you know when you can go get her.

She is a healthy girl. You are doing a VERY good thing for her health.
 

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I agree with Deb 100%.
Hugs to you, keep in mind that you are doing the responsible thing
for your little girl. It will be over before you know it. Take care.
 

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I've read thru some of the old forums, what are some good items to have on hand? Foodwise-she loves her ZP so I'll have that incase she may want a bite or two, I have nutrical. I read someone fed babyfood, boiled chicken, white rice? What do people buy onsies for? Her stitches will be internal according to the doc.

I plan to put our mattress on the floor so she has easy access on and off and knowing me, and how much room she takes up lol, I'll probably be sleeping on the floor next to the mattress.
 

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Karen, I guess we posted at the same time. I thought the same things as you.
It just goes to show Tiffany that we all go through this. Miya will be ok, and
you will be happy it's done with.
 

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thanks guys. I know she'll be fine and so many of you have gotten your pups spayed. It's just different when I am actually running all these scenarios through my mind...which is NO different than anyone lol. Thanks for the encouragement, Miya says thanks too!
 

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Internal stitches would have been great! The external stitches about drove two of mine batty. They scratched and tickled.

All of mine ate afterwards. I did not have to offer canned food or make any special food.

All had a few pieces of food and drank that night. I gave them just a bit to be certain their tummies would not respond poorly. Perhaps it is because I knew no better but the next morning I had them back eating just how they had been eating prior to the surgery. Mine are ZP little piggies so they ate happily.

Each of mine was 3 pounds at spay. I did not have nor need Nutrical.

The first night I slept on the couch and they slept (I had Hope and Ruby spayed on the same day) on crate mats and blankets on the floor by me. I slept with them in a guest room for a few days after that.
 

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I've read thru some of the old forums, what are some good items to have on hand? Foodwise-she loves her ZP so I'll have that incase she may want a bite or two, I have nutrical. I read someone fed babyfood, boiled chicken, white rice? What do people buy onsies for? Her stitches will be internal according to the doc.

I plan to put our mattress on the floor so she has easy access on and off and knowing me, and how much room she takes up lol, I'll probably be sleeping on the floor next to the mattress.

The onesie is to prevent her from liking and opening her stitches, or getting
them infected. I normally just use the cone. I have the inflatable ones. As for
food, you won't be able to feed her starting on the night before surgery, and
after she will most likely be too drowsy to eat much. Sleeping on the floor
next to her is fine, I do it with every dog that gets neutered or spayed here,
but that is only to help myself feel better, because they sure do look pitiful
coming out of surgery. But not for long, Miya will be back to normal faster
than you might expect, so you will have to keep her calm, keep her from
jumping or running for a while. The external wound can heal within weeks,
but the internal wound takes longer, up to two months more or less. Just keep
that in mind and take it easy, no strenuous activities for her.
 

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I felt the exact same way when I had my Chi spayed when she was 7 years old. My mom handed her over to me when she was 6 and she never had her spayed. I decided it was the best thing to do since she was too small to risk having puppies and I was frightened of her being at risk of Pyometra.

I was so nervous because she was older and a little overweight, so the surgery was going to be a little more complicated than it would on a young, healthy puppy. However, everything went perfectly fine. I had it done by the vet I was currently employed by and I was at work in the clinic while she was being spayed.

When I brought her home, I felt so bad because she was whimpering and clearly uncomfortable. I felt like the worst momma ever. But the next day, she was practically herself again and I had to keep her from running around the house so she wouldn't tear her stitches. Within 24 hours it was like nothing had even happened to her. I didn't even have to give her her pain meds the second night. I will admit she was a little distant with me after that for a week or two. I think she was a little mad at me, lol. But she got over it. ;)

Good luck! I am sure everything will go perfectly fine.
 

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I forgot to mention, you will get antibiotics, but not all vets give pain meds
unless you ask. So talk to your vet and see if he thinks they are necessary.
 

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I know just how you feel. Even after Axle's neuter went fine I was still scared for Chloe to get spayed but she was a champ and Miya will be too (they're twins afterall so of course that will be the case).

I second whoever said to keep yourself occupied, I stressed all day when I took Axle in but it was hubby's turn to wait around for Chloe coz I was at work and since I was busy I was much less stressed.

Don't be concerned if she cries when she poops afterwards. Chloe did this and I was worried so I called the vet but they said it was normal because the internal stitches hurt when they bear down, it only lasted about 3 days though and she was on pain meds for those 3 days so she was ok.

Give kisses to little Miya and don't forget to let us know when she's home safe and sound :)
 

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Its ok your not alone. My penny is getting spayed on that day too. May 1st, so when its done and over with, we can keep each other and everyone else updated. :)
 

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I know just how you feel. Even after Axle's neuter went fine I was still scared for Chloe to get spayed but she was a champ and Miya will be too (they're twins afterall so of course that will be the case).

I second whoever said to keep yourself occupied, I stressed all day when I took Axle in but it was hubby's turn to wait around for Chloe coz I was at work and since I was busy I was much less stressed.

Don't be concerned if she cries when she poops afterwards. Chloe did this and I was worried so I called the vet but they said it was normal because the internal stitches hurt when they bear down, it only lasted about 3 days though and she was on pain meds for those 3 days so she was ok.

Give kisses to little Miya and don't forget to let us know when she's home safe and sound :)
I've been meaning to ask you...can I have axle? I'll come pick him up!! :D lol
 

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Its ok your not alone. My penny is getting spayed on that day too. May 1st, so when its done and over with, we can keep each other and everyone else updated. :)

oh...yes we will. i'm going to try to stay busy that day. our babies will do fine im sure, just the nerves getting our best, right? ;)
 

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Dropped Miya off a bit ago. I have confidence in her vet and I like that they go the extra mile to make sure she's comfortable. Since my nerves are on EDGE I am going to show humor at the situation. I'M OPENING EVERY BEDROOM DOOR AND EVERY CLOSET DOOR SINCE MIYA'S NOT HOME TODAY. Those are her favorite places to pee so we usually keep them closed. My cat doesn't know what to think..."mom every door is opened, so many places for me to explore!"


Christina, how is Penny?
 

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Dropped Miya off a bit ago. I have confidence in her vet and I like that they go the extra mile to make sure she's comfortable. Since my nerves are on EDGE I am going to show humor at the situation. I'M OPENING EVERY BEDROOM DOOR AND EVERY CLOSET DOOR SINCE MIYA'S NOT HOME TODAY. Those are her favorite places to pee so we usually keep them closed. My cat doesn't know what to think..."mom every door is opened, so many places for me to explore!"


Christina, how is Penny?
She's doing well, her appt isnt until 4 pm today. Her pick up time is the next aftoon at 3 pm. Miya will do excellent with her operation! And i love how u opened all the closets and every bdrm door since miya isnt there lol! Kitty finally gets to go on a exploration!
 
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