(Closed) I feel like a terrible dog mom!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you bring the crate where you are so she can at least see you?

Post # 4
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

That’s sad … I would feel bad too. Can you move the crate into the room where you guys are? or maybe keep her with you on the leash, so she isn’t lonely but can’t jump on things?

Post # 6
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would get her comfortable lying down on something soft (probably completely on her side) and sit with her comforting her until she falls asleep.

Poor thing! But it definitely is for the better!

Post # 7
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Puppies after they get spayed/neutered is the SADDEST thing ever πŸ™ they just look so pathetic and seem to look at you and think, “what did I do wrong?!?”

But they tend to feel better and are back to normal about a week or so after the surgery.  You know you’re doing a favor to your puppy by preventing her from becoming pregnant, which in turn helps overcrowded shelters and dogs everywhere!

Post # 8
4824 posts
Honey bee

Well this is a good time to realize and begin training that she can and should be in the pen sometimes while you are home and its not a punishment. There are times when you would need to pen her despite being home so this is practice. (IE someone comes over that is afraid of dogs, you are having the rugs cleaned, etc)

Be sure now that she is whining to not take her out until she has stopped. You dont want her to learn that whining gets her out of the crate.

But I totally know what you mean. That sound just rips your heart out πŸ™

Post # 10
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh so sad πŸ™ I know after I got my girl spayed she was so depressed looking. She is one of the most hyper dogs I have ever had and the poor girl was just laying down not moving cause she was in so much pain. Luckily she wasnt howling or anything cause that would have broken my heart! The good news is she was back to being normal and hyper the next morning. So hopefully your pup is back to normal by tomorrow!! I’m not sure what to do to make her feel better though. Maybe call the vet and let them know hse is howling and in a ton of pain. They might reccommend something?

Post # 12
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Will she lay on her back? maybe you could prop her up on pillows on the couch with you guys, or on the floor nearby, and then she would be comfy and by you, so she should be ok. Poor baby πŸ™

Post # 13
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I work at a vet’s office.  If it makes you feel any better, since she is on pain meds, she’s not in pain.  She’s probably crying because they’re making her feel loopy, and she’s very confused.

Post # 14
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Aw, I feel for you, even though spaying is for the best in the end πŸ™ Can you sit on the floor with her for a while so she’s with you but not jumping up anywhere? Or if youre sitting on the couch or something, pick her up so she doesn’t jump? And I agree with laying some pillows or blankets down so she’s a little more comfortable.

Post # 15
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you thought about getting a play yard, like they SuperYard for kids? We have one of these and used it for our dogs neuter, and our others hip surgery. It gives them a bit more space to move around in, and I try to stay in the same room as them.

Try and keep her calm, and a cone or something on to prevent her from being able to reach down there. Even then, keep an eye on her. Our one dog managed to chew through his cone and remove his stitches – 2-3 days after his neuter.

Post # 16
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

“strawbabies: I work at a vet’s office.  If it makes you feel any better, since she is on pain meds, she’s not in pain.  She’s probably crying because they’re making her feel loopy, and she’s very confused.”

I second this…  Usually puppies bounce right back from getting spayed, occationally they will be in pain or sore the next day but this sounds more like her reacting funny to the pain meds…

If she really seems like she’s in pain (even on the meds) I would definitely call the vet, it’s a major surgery but it shouldn’t be THAT painful after the fact… Is her belly swollen or distended? Is it red or bruised?  those are signs that there could be something wrong…

Good luck and keep us posted!

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