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Old 09-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi... My 6-month old puppy, Georgie, was spayed today. I just brought her home and I feel so sad for her... They put a "cone" on her, but she already managed to take it off... After getting her into my car (thanks to a nice man who lifted her into the car after she just STOPPED walking in the parking lot). I didnt know what to do and didn't want to leave her to put my stuff in the car to carry her and/or ask the vet for help. As soon as she got in the car she finagled the cone off... When we got home I carried her out of the car and she went straight to the crate... Which is where she is now...

I have NO idea ow I am going to keep this cone on her for 2 weeks?!?! It'll be hard enough to limit her to her crate (as they suggested) as much as possible, but once she gets her energy back, how do I limit activity without driving her crazy??

I'm guessing she won't want to do much for the next few days, but 2 weeks?! My biggest concern is also her not licking?

Any advice would be welcomed... This is my first puppy and experience with this... Thanks!!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The have soft cones, which are SOOOOO much better than those hard plastic ones. My Mo FREAKED out when he had to wear the hard plastic one. Hope she is feeling better soon!!!
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glad she is home and doing well, right now she is feeling a little crappy and soon will start to feel better. try to keep her calm, sometimes easier said than done. We did not keep the cone on either of our dogs as they did not enjoy it being on them. When we were around we kept a close eye on them to make sure they left them alone. WHen you do need to leave them alone you can get those soft cones so they are able to move. you can do short walks on leash and probably make them longer as she heels. But for a few days keep her calm.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I used to thread their collar through the loops in the cone.
Keeps it on better than that little ribbon they come with.

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I second the soft cone as well...we got the comfy cone for Mickey when he got neutered.
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Definitely try the soft cone. If not the cone's collar should be adjustable.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone!!! As soon as I read Winnie's suggestion for the soft collar, petco was still open, so I ran there to get one. She's Not a big fan of this one either, but thanks to the Velcro, I can adjust it like a cape so it out of her face while she's walking around or eating. She seems to be adjusting to it a little better...

She's still sleepy and mostly resting but she walked a little in the backyard and did her business... So she's doing ok, but as we all know, when our energetic boxers are like this, it's heart-breaking... And once she's better in a few days, keeping her calm willmy biggest challenge...

Thanks again for all the advice!!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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One more thing to note...keep the edges (where the velcro meets the other end) away from the pup's mouth (so keep the edges above your pup's head)...if your pup gets bored she might try to chew on the edges. Mickey decided to sample it when he was wearing the comfy cone and was in his crate...
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I hope she gets to feeling better soon!!! It can be hard on them the first few days but it'll be ok. Just keep an eye on her incision area for anything unusual!
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Benedryl helped keep ours calmer after surgery. Karma refused to wear any sort of cone. She left her incision alone and healed up very quickly though.
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