Post # 1
Our 8 month old malamute is getting desexed next week. He’s still got an undescended testicle that we can’t find anywhere. When the vet saw him a couple of months ago, she said she could feel it in his groin, but we now can’t feel anything.
So worried about him having this operation. And I’m going to feel like such a jerk because he’ll be expecting to have his breakfast, then when that doesn’t happen, he’ll be excited because he’ll think he’s going somewhere fun in the car, then we’ll take him to the vet and leave him there! I feel so sad thinking about it, even though it is the best thing for him (high risk of torsion or cancer if we leave it there) – he doesn’t understand that!
I know it’s routine surgery, and he’ll have 2 incisions instead of 1…but I’m still worried. I’m sure a lot of other Bees have felt the same. Tell me about your experiences!
Post # 2
I was so worried about my dachshund puppy getting neutered, and that was 9 years ago. He was so little and such a happy boy. But he came through it just find and your puppy will, too. I’ve never known a person’s whose puppy came out anything but fine, so just try not to worry about it.
Post # 3
I cried when I dropped off my pom/chi mix, he was so I tiny and I was so paranoid about the anesthesia. But he was fine, and he came home and just wanted to cuddle. Everything will be okay!
Post # 4
My oldest dog did just fine. We actually need to set up an appointment for our puppy, as he is past due (in my book). Vets know what they are doing, and this a routine procedure. Big dogs also do better than little dogs.
Post # 5
My corgi was a cryptorchid as well. I won’t lie, he was pitiful when I picked him up. But he recovered easily within a few days. Hang in there. 🙂
Post # 6
Well the surgery has been and gone…it was such an awful day! I cried when we dropped him off, and continued to cry until the vet nurse called 4 hours later to say he was fine! There was a bit of confusion because the vet nurse said all went well, assumed this to mean they got both testicles (we hadn’t consented to full abdominal surgery, the vet had thought she’d be able to get the second one with a second incision). When we went to pick him up, 2 of the nurses said they were ‘pretty sure’ the vet got them both, then the vet came out to talk to us and said she wasn’t able to get both 🙁 kicking myself we didn’t just say ‘do what you have to do’, but we weren’t financially prepared for the bigger surgery, and SO was dead against the abdominal surgery. So we have to go through all of this again. It’s been tough because our boy has to wear a cone for 10 days and he hates it. He spent the first couple of days and nights crying, couldn’t seem to get comfortable, wants to scratch himself and lick but he can’t do anything. Poor puppy 🙁 giving him lots of love, cuddles and treats. Cannot wait to get that cone off him and he can go back to normal, playing in his pool, playing with his toys, running around. I bought him a Kong wobbler for that glorious day!
Post # 7
Westwood: did your pup need to have abdominal surgery? I’m so worried about the recovery of that (vet will go in again in 4-6 months).