Finally tomorrow is my dog's big day, he's getting nuetered and several tooth pulled. Im still not 100% sure whether I should get him microchip. I might be very wrong but I feel that it's not that neccesarry since he's always home and he would never leave the house without me.
Im just nervous right now, it's 7pm and he's really hungry but he's not suppose to have anything. Last week we had to cancel our appointment because in the morning he found chewing bone that he hid before. Im scared that he will dig out some more... he hides them so well that i can't find them!!
Anyways, wish me and him luck!!!
***Edited By: bbkoo on 3/8/2007 7:28:16 PM*** Reason: none
sometimes the anaesthesia makes them nautious for a day and they may throw up some bile. It's best to keep them in a quiet, small, dark area (like a pet carrier) until the next morning after surgery so that they can fully wake up. That may help with him feeling sick.
My dog also got sick after she got spayed, and she slept for most of the day. But she was fine. I got her microchipped at the same time. I wasn't sure about it too especially when I saw the size of the needle they use and they said it might hurt a bit, but when the vet said they can put the micro chip in when she's under and out for the count, I got it done. I'm glad I got Bracken micro chipped now, she's never out without me or anything but its always handy just in case anything should happen that she somehow gets loose.
My Rocky was neutered a week ago today, he has done really well, he is my last one in the house to get fixed. He is an 8 month old gsd mix we pulled off the road and decided to keep cause i fell in love with him. He had alot of redness around the skin, but I believe it was just razor burn, every now and then he just licks at his stitches. I can't wait till he gets them out. We get them out on the 13th. The worst patient I had was Max, he acted pityfull with his surgery, Maggie was spayed at the same time, and you couldn't even tell hardly anyhting was wrong with her, but he was a big baby about it. Your baby will be fine, I know its always a worry when they put them to sleep.
If he isn't wearing the cone, be sure not to let him lick the stitches too much. Something to help if he is licking the stitches it to put a little aloe vera or neosporin gel onto the incision site as it doesn't taste good to dogs and will prevent licking.
So glad he is doing well! Males generally have an easier time of it than females...it is more invasive in females. :)
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I got both of my mini schnauzer's neutered at the same time and neither had to wear the e-collar, but they didn't try to mess with their stitches either. If he does try to chew them, you'll just have to make him wear the collar whether he likes it or not. Hope he's feeling better soon!
I didn't use a cone on Lacy when she as spayed. I bought a newborn baby onesie from target and put that one her because it covered her belly and that area. It was too big for her so I safety pinned it on top to make it fit better and it kept her from being able to mess with her stitches.