(Closed) Puppy got spayed today..Help please

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ours got spayed on a Saturday… and honestly, he was fine after about a day. They usually recover pretty quick. 🙂

Post # 4
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You shouldn’t have to take days off work. Confine her if you can, you don’t want her jumping/running up stairs/jumping off couches or whatnot while you’re gone, but other than that your life really shouldn’t change.

Post # 5
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

She’s young so she will likely heal up very quick. My female was a couple months older, and was acting much better by the next day… It was a struggle to keep her from running and jumping around. As long as you have a crate to keep her contained so she isn’t going nutso, you should be ok 🙂

Post # 6
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LoMonroe:  I’ve got a boy dog, so no spay experience, but he did have abdominal surgery (intestinal blockage).  IIRC, the surgery was on a Thursday, and they kept him for observation until Friday late afternoon.  So I had the weekend home with him, and when I went to work Monday, he was in his crate for the day with clean bedding, some treats, and chew toys.  If it’s at all possible to schedule the surgery around when you’re already going to be home, I’d do that, but generally the vet won’t release your dog to you until she is stable, at which point she should be fine for 6-8 hours in a crate (to prevent her from running around and breaking stitches).  Make sure you have some form of ‘cone of shame’ for when she’s unattended, though!

Post # 7
1714 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Our dog got neutered at about 7 months or so. No-one took any days off (they are both full-time doctors!). They made sure they were at home for the evening when he got back, to monitor him. He threw up a few times during the night, but seemed completely alright the next day, if a bit sore. Vet said that was to be expected in some dogs (due to the anaesthesia). Darwin is over a year old now, and a happy dog!

Post # 8
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I scheduled my girl to get her surgery on a friday, they do the procedure in the morning and then they don’t release the pup until about 7pm or so. When we picked her up she was pretty out of it so we stayed home all night with her because she needed to be helped outside to pee every once in a while, and just to keep her company because she was very confused. The next morning it was like nothing even happened to her haha. We still watched her all weekend to make sure she wasn’t jumping up on furniture and doing anything to hurt her stitches.

Post # 9
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Most dogs start to feel like themselves again the next day once the anesthesia has worn off. Just make sure to keep the puppy in a quiet place and be willing to be close by until that next morning.

That being said there is no accounting for complications. As long as the puppy is crated or confined to a small space and comfortable they should be fine. Did the vet give you pain medication? This typically makes them sleepy and calm until they are a bit more healed.

I wouldn’t worry about staying home unless your dog behaves in a way that would suggest a serious problem. It is a pretty typical procedure though and complications are rare.

Post # 10
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@LoMonroe:  I would stay home with my furbaby, just in case. Sometimes they can react to the pain medication, and I woud just rather be safe than sorry. I spoil my furbaby though 🙂

Post # 11
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

when we spayed our dog, we dropped her off in the morning the day of her surgery and picked her up the following morning.

i don’t think she even knew what had happened. when we were waiting for them to bring her out we could see the technicians in the back thru a window. one of the girls looked like she had just been pulled pretty hard by the dog on the leash. when we saw that, my mom and i both said, “that’s gotta be our dog.” sure enough, there she was- full of energy and ready to play.

as others have said, just try to keep her calm (which was almost impossible with my dog- she’s a working/herding dog, so she’s not happy unless she’s running after something, lol) and keep an eye on her stitches. my dog could not sit still and her incision bled, but we put antibiotic ointment on it and she healed up just fine.

Post # 12
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i would recommend it if you can afford it. they’re fine the next day, but to keep them from chewing their stitches or being rambunxious, someone should be there.

Post # 13
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I had a week booked off already, and booked her in at the start of that. She is a westie x shih tzu and was slow to recover, but was back to about 90% by day 4, so I’m glad I took time to be with her. I just figured I don’t like being alobe when I am poorly, so wanted to be at home to pamper her. 

Post # 14
2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Crate & an e-collar (cone of shame) and she should be fine.  I’d stop by during lunch if possible tomorrow, but it’s a pretty standard surgery and recovery.  Even if she HATES the cone, keep it on unless you physically have eyes on her.

Post # 15
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You shouldn’t need to take a day off.  She’ll be fine!  It’s a pretty quick recovery.

Post # 16
6701 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

@LoMonroe:  No, but I was with my male cat all day after the surgery. I was working part time and going to school, so I checked on him quite often. I heard for females is a lot more painful and takes longer to recover. I would probably take the day off, if it was a female dog or cat.

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