Hello all, I am a new dog owner, but couldn't be happier! I had my Abby (6 lb dog) spayed 2 days ago. She is 6 mo old. She has been hiding from me and barely eaten ever since. I am heartbroken and want to know if this is normal behavior. I baby her to no end... I couldn't love her more so I am having a hard time with this. Please let me know if I need to do anything to help her!
she may be feeling a bit uncomfortable still from the surgery. i have noticed over the years that bigger breeds tend to bounce back quicker from surgeries and the little ones take a day or so longer to return to normal. i would check with your vet to see if he can prescribe a pain killer for her. you need to be very careful what you give her based on her size and the fact of the surgery. some products like aspirin can delay healing time and are not so good to give post surgery. if she isn't better in another 1 - 2 days i would have her checked out to be safe. if you notice any redness or swelling or discharge from the suture area take her back in right away. hope she feels better soon.
No, that doesn't sound normal at all. It think they are only suppose to be sleepy for the first day. Dogs aren't suppose to react much to spaying or neutering. But, she still may be a bit uncomftorable from the surgery. I hope this helps.
All of the dogs I've had have been completely fine. After the first day, they are back to their normal selves. Take her to the vet (maybe a different one) and see if she's okay. Be sure that this vet is completely trustable.