Well, I am 16 and got my first dog keisha. She is a beautiful german shepard. She was spayed the day we got her. We got her 2 days ago and she has been really quiet and tired lately, which seems logical from after surgery. Though she drinks, but hasn't eaten. She's been 48 hours without food. I am kind of worried. I know i might be exagerating, but it's my first dog and I would I am worried. Is she just not used to the house, she I take her to the vet?
***Edited By: keisha123 on 1/28/2006 7:54:56 PM*** Reason: mistake =(
She should be taken in anyway for a check up. But for now, could be she is just settling in. I would go ahead an make an appointment for her, since you need to make sure she is worm free and all that good stuff.
....when in question or if your gut tells you something is wrong… I would never hesitate to call the Vet or take my pups in…
YOU know your baby more than anyone.. you are with them most of the time… so you would be the one to say.. hmm something just does not seem right… If you feel .. something is just not right.. it may not be…
Its not terribly unusual for a dog to stop eating after surgery or being re-homed. Try giving her something that is really tasty. A small piece of boiled chicken and some rice with a little chicken broth or some hamburger that is fully cooked and rinse the fat off. Just something really bland for now. As long as she is drinking at this point I'd not rush her in. Do you have a thermometer? you might take her temp and make sure its within the normal range of 100-102 If its above 102 she should be seen ASAP!
Just curious but, why was she spayed the very day you got her?
I find it odd that the ASPCA would send home a dog that was just spayed that day. At the very least they should keep her a few days to make sure all is well and so, she can better adjust to a new home. I was just curious.
What I said previously still stands at her age. See if you can take her temperature. If its normal then I'd give her a few days. She's had a BIG change in many ways.
Perhaps it is the stress of finding herself in a new environment coupled with the operation. I can't say that I agree with selling a pup so soon after the surgery; she should have been allowed to recuperate somewhat; who on earth would sell a dog the same day that she has been desexed? did you obtain her from a shelter? how old is she?
I would recommend you have her seen by a vet, don't take any chances. Usually a dog returns to its normal eating habits 12 hours after the operation so if she is still not eating then there may be something wrong with her.
Does the ASPCA where you got her have a hotline ## to call in case an emergency comes up after you first get her? They may have their own vet or one that is on call that would check/treat her at a discount. Check out your paperwork. Just a thought.