(Closed) I DON'T WANT TO SPAY MY DOG!! Help me feel better about it..PIX

posted 5 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Should we get these or is it an upsell?
    Get the IV/fluids : (14 votes)
    19 %
    Get the blood test : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Get both : (40 votes)
    54 %
    Get neither - it's an upsell : (14 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 4
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    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Honestly they recover from it so quickly and if you don’t plan to breed her then my opinion is that it is the responsible thing to do. She will be fine and she won’t act any differently towards you! We had our dog’s leg amputated and he still loves us Wink

    ETA I don’t understand the optional extras? Shouldn’t IV fluid be standard if needed? I would agree to it.

    Post # 5
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    3689 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I volunteer at a vet’s office, and I always get the bloodwork and IV cathether for my pets’ surgeries.

    The bloodwork is to ensure that her liver is functioning correctly, since it’s the organ that metabolizes the anesthesia to get it out of her system so she can wake up.  The IV catheter is there so if she crashes on the table (highly unlikely) they can quickly administer drugs to get her heart going again.  It’s easier than trying to find a vein in a leg during an emergency.  

     

    Post # 8
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    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’d say to get both, my pomeranian had major dental work done in Dec and if they hadn’t done the pre-op blood work they would have not picked up her heart condition and there was a extremely high chance that she wouldn’t have come out of the anesthetic . But as it was done they were able to amend what anesthetic they used and made it much much safer.

    as for the fluids its always good to have those after any Op dog or human the same

    Post # 9
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    799 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Poor thing.. i feel your pain! Just recently my baby needed tests and she had to fast…i felt like the worst person in the world because we couldnt give her food or treats like she always gets and I was so upset that she would think we were mad at her/forgot/didnt love her. Ugh! 

    Post # 10
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    25 posts
    Newbee

    Ohh I know how you feel! We just got our little boxer spayed. I did a lot of research on those two things before we did it. After I read a lot and talked to a few different vets, the pre-surgery blood work isn’t usually necessary. I was told by a couple offices that young puppies are generally healthy and that there wouldn’t be complications unless there was a serious genetic issue. We skipped it, and she was totally fine.

     

    The fluids I wasn’t sure about. If I were you, I would call a couple vets in your area and just ask for information and try to get a general idea on it all.

    Overall, skip the bloodwork. I was hesitant, but pup will be totally fine (Like ours!)

    Post # 11
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    They heal very quickly and they don’t remember it. She’ll be the same dog as always, and she won’t hold it against you. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 12
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    They heal very quickly and they don’t remember it. She’ll be the same dog as always, and she won’t hold it against you. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 13
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    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would get both even though they’re probably not necessary because I wouldn’t want to worry about not having them. But don’t worry about the procedure. My dog came home and jumped up on the bed and ran around with toys right away. Seriously. I was terrified she would rip her stitches open but she was totally fine!

    edit: it’s not normal to run around–you should expect to have her be groggy, but she will be fine!

    Post # 14
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    3689 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I get bloodwork done even if it isn’t considered necessary for the surgery itself.  I do it when I know they’re young and healthy so that if they do get sick later on down the road, the vet will have something “normal” in the chart to compare the new bloodwork to.  

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    They heal just fine! ๐Ÿ™‚ My corgi is 7 and got spayed about 9 days ago… you’d never know!

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