What is the point of keeping dogs overnite for observation at the clinic when there is nobody there to observe?
My boys are going in on Wednesday, Tater for dental and Tinker for his nueter. I always take my boys home with me for several reasons and they didnt seem to have a problem with it but it just doesnt seem to do much good if a dog has a reaction or complications at 3 in the morning and there is nobody there to know about it. At least if they are at home the owner will at least know and be able to call the vet. They say to have very little stimulation the day after surgery, well for Italian Greyhounds being away from their owners and cozy beds is WAY more stimulation than I am sure is necassary cause they go nuts, I believe its seperation anxiety. At home they can rest peacfully in their prepared beds under their covers while the recoop. I also dont have any kids to pester them. Just thinking outloud.
If it were anything else I think it has to do with the fact that the vet doesn't know what kind of conditions the dogs are kept in at home. For all they know, dogs that have had surgical procedures earlier that day are going to be taken home, put out into the back yard and allowed to run around like idiots or stretch and break the stitches and such.
Even a dog like yours that is at home, some people let them jump up and down off of laps and furniture like it's nothing at all without giving the dogs more of a chance to recover.
AT the vet's office, even if they aren't supervised over night, they are at least in a relatively clean environment, and since they are in crates/cages, they aren't going to be at risk of over exerting themselves and doing more damage.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
I agree with Taters Mom, I want my dogs home where I can watch them. My vet encourages them to go home, unless they are outside dogs. Of course my vet is available through a phone call, any time, any day.
I feel the same way! Duke's going in for his neuter on the 8th and this vet requires them to be kept overnight. Personally I think that's going to cause WAY too much stress for both him and myself(there I admit it lol) Since I got him at 5 weeks he has not been away from me for more than a couple hours when I'm at work and has NEVER been away from his big sister Lucy. I'll openly admit that he does have separation anxiety and I'm afraid it's just going to work him up too much.
Lovin, he will be very drousy from the anestheia and will probably sleep the whole time anyway.
Personally, I see no reason to keep them there. After Riley was hit by a car, the emergency vet sent him home on sedatives because they had no space to keep him there. He was in BAD shape and I stayed up all night with him while he layed in his crate till morning when we took him to the regular vet. If he didnt need to stay at a vets overnight for that, theres no reason he would for being neutered.