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Old 11-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm glad to hear Stella is home... Georgie was sprayed in September... She was out of it and pretty "calm" for a couple of days... But by the 3rd day she was her normal, crazy, energetic boxer self... . Which was when it became stressful... My vet said to keep her "calm" for 2weeks until the stitches come out... no running, jumping, etc... As any boxer owner knows, THIS IS NOT AN EASY TASK... Haha... She popped a stitch by the 4th day!!! But I took her to the vet and she was fine!!!

she (we) survived... She wore a soft cone for 10 days (I didn't want her licking) but she never seemed to go for the stitches... I just was so paranoid about it, so I made her wear it for 10 days... She got used to it and since it was flexible, she cold function pretty normal... It had a reflective material around the edge, so she "glowed in the dark" when I took,her for walks at night or she was in the backyard...

Almost 3 months later and you can hardly see the scar... She healed beautifully!!

And, don't listen to anyone who says it "calms them down"... Maybe for the first night while they're still under anesthesia...

Stella will be herself in a day or two... Good luck!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
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So after a couple hours the drugs kicked in and she is sooo baked. She got her squats mixed up, she pooped low and peed high... :-P. She isn't sure what to do.. she just stands there with a blank stare. I can move her in different possitions and she stays.. I'm sure tomorrow she's gonna be curious what they gave her and will want another hit! I know I do:-)

She doesn't want to eat or drink.. no throwups or accidents so far, other then the first time at the vet when she peed when she saw me
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:04 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I highly recommend the blow up tube "cone" at Petsmart. Gabby had it with her MCT removal surgeries and Maggie had it when she was spayed. It's soooo much more comfy then the plastic cone of shame because they used them as pillows. Lol. It also reduces destruction of the home since they can navigate a bit better.

Maggie slept the entire night after I brought her home and wanted to play the next evening. It was rough keeping her calm and I had to sleep with her in bed all weekend. If I got up and moved around, she got playful. It was easier since she was crated while I worked during the day the next week.

Here is Gabby in the comfy cone.
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Here is Maggie on her way home from being spayed. Her pain meds appeared to be wearing off. She would not lay down and fell asleep like that.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:55 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Sally got spayed 1-2 months ago,
on the way out of the vet she pooped on their door matt, and wee 3 times in the waiting room, but she does that normally still anyway.
she was completely out of it the first evening, got lost in the back yard (keeping her on the lead would have been a good idea...).

She didn't react well to the pain meds, the first one she threw up about 3 hours after every meal, the second one which was supposed to be easier on stomachs she threw up twice after every meal 2 & 3 horus later... they gave me meds for 5 days and on day 4 I took her off because she was getting sick from it...
after I took her off the meds she calmed down a bit because i guess she could actually feel that it was sore, and then she slowly started getting more crazy till she was better.
They didn't give me a cone, but I got one when i went back for new meds but she was leaving it well enough alone with out it, she did enjoy rubbing her stitches in the dirt though...
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Well she's still a bit out of it, with her head shaking side to side. Still not wanting to eat or drink, and doing very intimadating growls in her sleep. The blow up tube may have been a better choice.. this giant cone thing is rediculous. Maybe we will switch for it today. We also got her chipped by avis, and rabbies shot.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:13 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Concern is it supposely causes increased risks for many problems dogs are prone to. I'm sceptical to it, I've only heard of it from a couple members here, but it seems they got all their info from the same source... and I've got tons of "bs" acknowledgements from several vets, and even a friend who is in school for it. I showed them all the original source of the info, and got all the same answers.

Stella is here resting in the kennel of my in laws, stellas brother duke got snipped too, hes already thrown up a few times and is moaping and whining. Stella is very quiet and just sitting and staring with a creepy sad look :-(. Stella came out of the other room at the vets and peed on their floor. And was actually pretty normal kinda jumpy excited and didn't seem to care. She has a cone on, but it doesn't bother her, and doesn't seem to want to bother her sti tches. Will keep posted on her thougj!
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:16 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Risks and Benefits of Spaying / Neutering - click on below link:

Risks and Benefits of Spay and Neuter in Dogs - Newcastle Boxers

Thanks for the link!



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Old 11-28-2012, 05:16 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Hugs and Kisses for Stella.... She will be back to her old self soon!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone, she seems fine, still doesn't want to drink at all.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:09 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Glad to hear that Stella is home. She will up and at 'em again in no time! When Duke was neutered we only put the cone on him when we weren't home or at night - so basically any time we couldn't watch him. He was pretty good at not licking the stitches but still on day 10 or so he woke up with a very swollen red bump on his incision. Scared the poop out of me! So we took him to the vet and they removed the stitches and gave him some antibiotics. By the 3rd course of antibiotics the bump was literally gone thank goodness! I almost think it was the stitches causing the problem... but anyhow! Sorry for the tangent! lol

If you're home with Stella and watching her, I don't think there is any need for the cone unless she is persistent at trying to go at the incision.
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