Did you buy the pain pills that the vet offers after the spaying? Use them on her, if her pain is too bad. She doesn't need to suffer, especially coming off the anesthesia. What did the vet advise to do for her?
When we had our dog spayed, the vet had a consultation with us to discuss the surgery and the do's and do nots.
More then likely she is wimpering from disorentation and not pain. Vets usually give a pain shot before they wake them up from anesthesia. The anethesia and or the shot, can often make a dog rather confused, many of them may act like they are sick (and they may be nauseous from the gas). The best thing to do is leave her along. Check her color by looking at her gums from time to time, and let her rest. She will feel remarkably better in the morning.
Let her alone, and leave her in her crate so she can be still and sleep.
DO NOT give more pain medication, or more often than the label instructions. This is very important. Pain medications for dogs can be DEADLY if overdosed, even a little.
Also follow your vet's aftercare advice carefully. Your bitch will not be really beginning to heal inside where the main arteries are tied off for at least a week. Follow the exercise restriction advice carefully.
I know how you are feeling, it's so hard to watch them when they are ill.
I know its hard to see her feeling bad. She's probably just groggy from the anesthesia or pain medicine they gave her. It's normal too for them to not want to eat right when they come home. Just let her rest. She'll probably be feeling better tomorrow.
rebecca, One of my rescue girls (beagle mix) was spayed last week. The adoptive parent dropped her off at the vet hospital then came and hung out at my shop for awhile. He was a nervous wreck.
The very next day (less than 24 hours after the surgery), he showed up at my shop with his girl, who was just as energetic and lively as ever. I couldn't believe that she had just been spayed. He said that she had wimpered the previous night and he knew she was in pain. He just sat with her and she mostly slept - moving every few minutes trying to get comfortable.
I'll bet she will be a new girl tomorrow!!! Hang in there, she won't even remember any of it within a week.
When we picked Maggie up, she slept the rest of the evening/night. (she got up once during the night to go to the bathroom) The next day, slept a lot, kind of groggy, ate a little. The next day, semi back to normal. After that, you couldn't tell anything happened! We just kept her indoors except for the potty trips so she wouldn't get all excited, and kept her away from people so she wouldn't try to jump on everyone and get attention.
Thats what Kiba did. Came home and slept, threw up once too (which smelled horribly). Had to go back to the vet cause they said we probably didnt need the pain meds, my wittle baby would get up, lay down, on and on so I took her like the 2nd day after her surgery and her belly was a little red and swollen (swear it wasnt like that at the house, but they just have to show off at the vets). Got her some paind meds, Rimadyl I think, next day it was like nothing happened.
I also flipped her on her back propped up on blankets on the couch the first days before we got the pain meds. Guess it felt good on her stomach.... fell asleep for a couple of hours.. I know I've got a picture somewhere.