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|08-08-2006, 03:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Questions on neutering
I'm planning on having my little 7 mos yorkie neutered. Just as with any surgery, I'm worried about sending the little guy. Can anyone provide a list of questions I should be asking the vet to make sure I covered everything?
Also I spoke to two vets and they do a few things differently from each other:
1) One vet indicated that pain meds are not necessary to take home since they usually heal very quickly and experience no pain. Is that true?
2) I also spoke with another vet and the office people told me that lab work usually are not necessary for dogs under 1 year old because they are relatively healthy. Is that true as well?
3) what type of stitching is better? internal or external?
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide. I'm not looking forward to his surgery day
|08-08-2006, 03:30 PM||#2|
Donating YT 8000 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
It can be frightening for our furbabies as they go "under" . . we are sending good thoughts your way! Don't worry, he's be back to his usual self in no time. . .
|08-08-2006, 03:50 PM||#3|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: kent england
my boys were done when they were about 5 years old, they had no pain meds and were fine, they had normal stitching which healed quickly and i did have the blood work done and would no matter how old the dog was as you just dont know if the dog has a problem you dont know about yet.
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|08-08-2006, 06:06 PM||#4|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Mar 2006
2) stitching is what ever you perfer? just as long as you keep him calm!
3) not to worry you or anything..because it is a completly different vet- My vet actuall caused Tiny to have a collapsed trachea. They put to big of a stint in..Too big a tube when they put him to sleep...Now Tiny has a collapsed Trachea. I wish that I would have had X-rays done before the surgery, so that I would know for sure that they did...I know in the back of my mind that they did it but there was no way to prove it...Plus I signed the waver in the very beginning. All I'm saying is just make sure that they tell you how big of a tub they will be using...Just trust me...I know what I am talking about..And Tiny is my first furbaby and I have to watch him suffer now because of getting him fixed!
Last but not least 4) yes you should have lab work! its important to have!because if they don't then something could be wrong and if they would have done the lab work in the very beginning then they could have done it a different way. YES ..You should have it done..My current vet now won't do it without lab work. If you refuse...Then they refuse to fix them!
Good Luck! I'm not trying to scare you, just worn you of things that could happen...What to be aware of!
Tiny Man and Momma Kristi
|08-08-2006, 08:48 PM||#5|
Mojo, LilyGrace & Me
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: cuddling with my babies<3
I think lab work is a must! It determines so much that may affect the surgery and how well your pet handles it.
Also, I made sure my vet had the smallest tube!! And the newest "gas" - which is the safest and gentlest.
Stitches and pain meds....that is up to you and the vet. My vet sends them home with us, just in case - if you don't use them, they last for awhile and you can always call to see when you can use them.
Some vets have the pets stay over night, others don't and I think too, that is up to you and your vet. Our pets have always come home, even if the surgery was done late. But, my vet know me well and know how I treat my pets, so know they will be checked. Plus, some vets don't even have people there, so the animals are just coming out of surgery, in pain, and in a cage all night by themselves....no way - not one of mine!
While "out", I would check about doing a teeth cleaning too, if you haven't done it yet. It takes no time and doesn't cost much. Some vets prefer to do it then too. - and it helps not to have to put your pet "out" more than you need to. My vet did this with Mojo, but said for the other times, they just do a shot to sedate them and they are done in no time at all.
I can't think of anything else, but I am sure that someone else can add to the list. Good luck!
Hi I'm Jenn Mom to.....
Mojo,LilyGrace & DD Kate
RIP Mojo FOREVER in our hearts!