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|10-27-2010, 10:30 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2010
How to care after getting spayed...
Hi everyone! This is my first post ever since I joined a few months ago. I firstly want to thank you guys for helping me so much with all your awesome advice on all the great threads. This is my first dog so I have a lot to learn and I'm so glad I came across this website to guide me.
So my Diamond got spayed, her teeth cleaned and hernia removed all at once yesterday(Tuesday). I literally cried when I picked her up because just seeing that incision I felt so cruel for putting her through that and maybe it was my guilty conscience but I felt as if she was mad at me for doing that to her. She wouldn't let me touch her and she kinda had an angry face lol. Writing this now sounds so silly of me and like my bf told me that I was exaggerating. Anyway she is doing great! However the vet told me to keep the cone/buster collar on her 24/7 but I ONLY take it off when she eats and sleeps at night. Should I not do that?? She is not an active dog and she usually sleeps through out the day but with the collar all she does is look miserable and walk around or just stand/sit in place for a long time because when she tries to lay to sleep the collar won't let her. She is an extremely picky one so she usually gets her way with me. Please tell me if I should be firm with her. Also is there anything else besides her meds to make her comfortable and heal faster?? Thanks so much in advance. - Blanca and Diamond
|10-29-2010, 05:43 AM||#2|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Westfield, Indiana, USA
With ours we kept the collar on even while sleeping. At first she would just stand there and not move....and when she got tired, she literally fell asleep standing up, and woke up when the collar touched the floor.
To help we got her on her bed and layed her down with the collar, they are pretty smart and will learn to adapt to it, besides, it's only temporary.
I highly recommend the collar because if the incision site starts to itch she will most like begin to lick it, which could lead to redness, swelling, or infection.
Additionally, you have to worry about her possibly trying bite or chew at the stitches.
The only time we took ours off was when she ate or when we were doing the "rinse" of the incision site.
For our little boy, when he had bladder stone surgery, he slept in a baby onesie at night. He always put on the shame face when we put the collar on him. He hated it too.
|10-29-2010, 07:18 AM||#3|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southwest MN
My girl Bailey would not leave her incision alone when she got home after her spay. I ended up getting her a baby onsie and it worked FABULOUS. It fit great and since there are snaps around the botton, I just left a couple un-snapped for her tail to go through. I picked a onsie up for a quarter at a used kids store and would highly recommend trying that. It made me feel better than making her wear the cone, and I think she felt much more comfortable as well.
Buster & Bailey's Mom
|10-29-2010, 07:29 AM||#4|
And Rylee Finnegan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
It needs to stay on whenever you can't be right by her to watch (so it can come off while she is eating if you're right there). Alternatively, baby onesies do work well for some pups (but some chew their stitches through them). It's always best to check with the vet before using one though because some don't like the cloth rubbing on the incision. This is what we did for Ellie's spay because I didn't want her in an e-collar for two weeks.
Crystal, Ellie May (RIP), Rylee Finnegan, and Gracie Boo🐶
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