For the life of me i cant remember if ugg ( my male cat) had to stay over night its been 5 years or so now. But i wonder if they stay over night? if all goes well or if there is a problem do they stay the night? Ive read alot of posts on here about stitches breaking open and now im worried of that also- Bentley is very hyper and in no way is going to sit still while he heals. We dont have any other dogs or any dogs in our area and bentley dont go out side with out some one with him anyways but im doing it because i dont want him to lift his leg to pee. But is surgery so now im starting to worry....
Kaycee came home the same day she was spayed. Naturually she laid on the couch next to me and didn't move for 24 hrs lol. The next day you couldn't even tell anything was wrong with her. She's very active too, and it was impossible to keep her calm, but we didn't have any problems with her stitches opening.
I was just wondering about that also... Beau is scheduled to go in tomorrow morning & they usually request that they spend the night, but the part that concerns me is that there will be nobody there at the vet's office for about 12 hours.
I am thinking that I want to bring him home where he will be more comfortable & I can keep my eye on him.
Also, Beau is getting the extra surgery done to have the 2nd testicle removed from his abdomen, so he will have stitches further up on his stomach. I am worried that he will pull the stitches out.
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My vet has always let me bring mine home the same day. They do the spay/neuters first thing in the morning (I have to drop off at 7 AM) and then they keep them until 4 PM. I've never had a problem.
But I know some people can't give their pet the same attention that SOME clinics can. I don't think I would want to leave them overnight if no one was at the clinic. It would be better for them to be home with you where you can watch them I would think.
Our vet has them go home the same day. I was talking to him at great length about getting Mia fixed (male-depsite the name! He is a Yorkie/Poodle) and he said for males it is a easy opperation, and he could go home the same day. He said it is much more intrusive for a female. I think you will be able to take Bentley home the same day! Try not to worry too much, I know it's hard!
we let male cats go home the same day but we keep male dogs and female dogs and cats one night. we do make exceptions, depending on the client , but generally they all stay one night.
unless you are planning on staying up the entire night with both eyes glued to every movement your dogs makes, i really don't see the difference between them sleeping it off in a crate at the vets office, or being home in a crate while you are sleeping. i brought scout home the night of her spay. she could have popped open her stitches and had her guts splayed out all over the floor and i wouldn't have known cause i was sound asleep.
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We got Cody fixed at 6 mos. and he came hone that same day, we had to put that funny collar on him for a while so he didn't bother the stitches, we got the size that was suppose to be for him but the little stinker learned how to strectch and I mean stretch his little neckso he could lick away and we had to get the next size bigger which looked even more rediculous but he was home with us. About him not lifting his leg after being fixed from my experiences that isn't always true. We had our other dog (he was a golden retreiver/collie mix) fixed at 3 months old and he never lifted his leg, when I wanted to get Cody fixed that young our vet said that on smaller breeds he didn't like to do them before six months old so we waited, Cody didn't lift his leg until recently and now he does it all the time and he was fixed a little over a yr. ago, I don't know why all of sudden he has started doing this, my theory is he walks in some tall grass in certain areas and he started lifting his leg there because it bothered him to squat and now he has decided it is a macho thing to do, I don't really know but that's my story and I'm sticking with it. Good luck to you and Bentley :)
I hope he gets to come home that day. I wouldnt want him in a crate at the vets office over night. He isnt in a crate at home so he isnt going to like that one bit. I will of coarse watch him like a hawk and make sure he is ok. Bentley sleeps between me and my husband every night and has since the day i brought him home at 7 weeks. Believe me i wuold know if something was wrong with him, i wake up now when he moves or makes any noise. I guess i think of him as a baby and im up with him when he gets up and he is with me every night i put him in bed and hes right out and stays there all night. I couldnt even think of him having to stay for a night with out me or me with out him...LOL Believe me he is going to be fixed ive always said i would and i will- im just worried just like i would if one of my daughters was having surgery.
I can understand being nervous about having your baby have surgery, but coming from a person who's watched it done many times she will most likely be okay. Complications are pretty rare. Usually we do our surgeries in the morning and send them home that afternoon. If we do the surgery in the afternoon they stay over night. They are usually awake by the time we leave the clinic and the vet usually comes back up to the office around 9 in the evening to check if there are any surgeries that are left there. We give them pain medicine and generally they sleep peacefully through the night. They will be sore, and uncomfortable when they come home, but generally recovery is pretty quick.
When Kiba was spayed I brought her home the same day. Slept all nite until morning. Slept on the floor with her by my side... didnt get much sleep but I knew when she moved. I tied a tshirt on her too. Had it tied on her back and loose so she couldnt get to her stitches yet had enough air to get to it.
Also heard of people putting onesies? on male dogs to keep them away from stitches and such...