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Old 12-07-2012, 06:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Dogs don't really "chew". She may have lingering effects from anasthesia or ate too fast. Try smaller meals throughout the day. As for the rest...give her time. She has a big adjustment. She will learn what you expect of her. Be patient. Good luck.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Wow. Missed the pic before. What a pretty baby
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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She is really cute. Congrats for adopting her.

Since she was spayed the day you got her she is most likely dealing with some pain and after effects from the anesthesia. She may be reluctant to poop or may feel she has to go more because her insides are sore. The vomiting is also a side effect from drugs and also can be a reaction to pain. I agree with Gypsiemouse on the bland diet. If that is not an option, fee her small meals through the day. You can also add a little water to soften it.

Be gentle with her. She has been through alot!

Watch her incision for any extreme redness, drainage or if it opens. Did they give you any written instructions?

Make sure you get her to your vet for a check up. Have her microchipped if the shelter hasn't already and you might want to consider pet insurance.

Welcom to the forum and please let us know how you both are doing!
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
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We are gonna do the bland diet on her and keep her calm. She wants to play but I want to keep her calm until it heals. Also she smells pretty bad. Anyway I can clean her and get her to smell better until her incision heals? They didn't give me any instructions at all. They just said if she gets really sick we can get a refund in five days! Rude!!


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Old 12-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I think she is highly stressed out.

I would give her a meal,then have her lie down for a while or do as little activity as possible for at least 3 hrs for a while.

Eat-->stand-by.

I bring Valant to the park and after all his exercise is done,we go back home and he gets his meal 2 hrs later...time enough to settle down,relax.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Wow. That rescue shelther sets themselves up for failure. I am very surprised they A) Allowed her to go to a new home on the day of her surgery B) Didnt give you a post surgery care sheet telling you to not feed her , which by the way is standard protocol.

Make sure she stays quiet, feed her several small meals per day instead of two large ones. You can get a wash cloth and warm water to give her a sort of sponge bath. Did they send you home with any pain meds or antibiotics at least?
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Wow... sounds like that shelter isn't much of a shelter at all! Is it by chance a city run pound? I find those tend to be a little more callous.

Like Kari said you can give her a sponge bath but I would try to stay away from the stitches as much as possible. Also, is she wearing a cone to keep her from licking the incision? Keep an eye on that as it can get infected.

Also, if I were you I would not be going back to them for any after care. Find yourself a good vet and take her there if you have any concerns. Boxers are prone to a lot of health issues so please be aware of that.
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It is a city run pound. And no they have us nothing but her. No papers no nothing they have her rabies shot and spayed her. Then it was pretty much up to us to do the rest. Also the clinic she went to doesn't appear to have put stitches in her. It looks like glue? I don't agree with that but she has stayed calm. I'm not happy with this pound but I'm glad we got her!


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Old 12-07-2012, 11:36 AM   #19 (permalink)
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i would get her to a vet to have her looked at just in case. i've heard horror stories about bad spay and neuter jobs at some of the shelters. no stitches?? that could mean you wake up one morning to find her insides spilling out of her. it's been known to happen. unbelievable. and the fact that they sent her home day of surgery is bad. dogs are more prone to bite coming out of anesthesia. not only have they created a health risk, but a safety risk as well. ugh! i hope she perks up and starts feeling better soon. she's beautiful. thank you for saving her!
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I can't believe they let you take her on the day she was spayed. Our Maggie was a shelter dog. She was 3 months old when we got her, so she wasn't spayed yet. We had to sign that we would spay her at around 6 months old. But while looking we saw a pup that had just been spayed. We were told that if we wanted her, we'd sign for her but she'd remain with them for several days. I would find a god vet & get her in to be checked over. All of mine that have been spayed have had stitches.
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