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Shes shaking allover constantly, keeps wriggling slowly like she cant find a comfy position, shes got really sad eyes. Is she in pain? they said they gave her a painkiller injection.<br><br>
I feel terrible for putting her through such an invasive operation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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It might be the anesthesia working it's way out of her system. She might puke. Just keep her as comfortable as you can, make sure your son leaves her alone and she should be ok soon.
 

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She'll be like that for a while...few days tops. Then she'll bounce back. If you have a heating pad or really quiet spot she might appreciate it.<br><br>
It's much less invasive than mamary tumor removal...and you've just lessened the chances of that occuring.
 

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They usually look bad the first day but in a day or two she will bounce back...<br><br>
Much better getting her spayed now than taking her in for an emergency spay when she has pyo and her uterus is a bout to burst from all the pus filling it.
 

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Some sedatives will give them the shakes and make them pretty out of it. She should be better in a day or two. Did you get anymore pain meds?
 

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Dogs and cats are not usually sent home with pain killers because pain is a natural sedative. As much as it sucks to watch them in be in pain, with animals it's sometimes better to let them work through it on their own because when they're their pain is relieved they're more likely to over exert themselves and end up popping a stitch. With females it's import that this not happen because the incision is in the abdominal cavity.<br><br>
To the OP, I had one of my foster kitties spayed the other day and she too looked misserable. She would stand all hunched up, not moving. It took her a while to lay down and get comfy.<br><br>
FYI, don't give them a white towel to lay on. The idiodine they prep the incision site with will rub off, and it's hard to get out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">
 

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No they didnt give me any pain meds for her, but I do have my sons kids tylenol ive heard its ok to give dogs a teaspoon of that to help with pain, Is that true?<br><br>
Shes still shaking and changing position on the sofa beside me every minute or two. Shes trying to sleep but doesnt seem comfortable enough to do it.<br><br>
Luckily my son is sleeping at my parents house tonight! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He hasnt been here since I brought the dog back at 3pm...so at least she gets a break from him until tomorrow midday.<br><br>
She looked like she wanted to go down from the sofa, so I carried her down gently, she walked slowly to her newsaper corner in this room and did a pee. It kind of dripped out her a bit once she walked away..and ive read they can become incontinent a bit after being spayed...so hopefully its not that! I gave her a tiny bit of food which she ate. Im going to sleep here on the sofa with her tonight or stay awake with her all night. Im not leaving her side.<br><br>
EDIT- the vet said dont let her jump up or down from the sofa by herself cos it will likely rip her stitches. Shes layed on my dressing-gown and a blanket on this sofa.
 

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I used to work for a vet. She would keep the animals for a few days after a spay and wouldn't let the owners visit because of this. It makes owners really sad to think thier pet is in pain, and so out of it.<br>
When I saw my kitten coming out of anestheia I started to cry. She looked so forlorn and in need of comfort that I couldnt give because I was afraid to pick her up.<br><br>
She should be fine soon. poor girl.
 

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When my cat came home from being spayed it was one of the saddest days ever. She limped out of my bedroom after I brought her home and she tried to jump up on the coffee table and when she couldn't she looked so sad. She wound up sleeping on a towel that I'd forgotten to pick up off the floor.
 

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Shes just vomitted a bit which they said might happen.<br><br>
Yeah no one tells you what its like for the dog/cat after the operation, people make it out as no big deal for them to go through it, most likely because everyone wants to reduce the amount of unwanted puppies/kittens so they are very pro neuter/spay. But still its a shock for us when we hear its no big deal, the animal will be fine afterwards, to see how they really are. Its all really sad. I feel horrible about it right now but hopefully everything will be ok in a few days. I guess I just wish someone had prepared me for how she would be afterwards.<br><br>
From what I can tell, there seems to be only 2 stitches in her, is that right? I guess so because shes only a small 9 lb dog. It really smells. I thought the wound would be much lower down but its just below her naval.
 

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Two outter sutures sounds right. She's small so there was no need to make a huge incision. The smell is normal as well and it might ooze/crust when it heals more.
 

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At the clinics I used to work for, most would have a veterinary technician come to the pet parent and go over a sheet of instructions and what to watch for, signs of infection, how to care for the pet and how to keep them calm so they dont tear the incision site, also what to feed and how much water to give them. Did the vet have someone go over anything with you?<br>
I hope your puppy feels better.
 

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They just said not to feed her much on the day she had it done and to expect her to vomit..which she did once, and not to let her jump up sofas by herself cos it could rip the stitches, and they gave me an emergency number for any problems.<br><br><b>Last night and this morning shes had very smelly diarhea with BLOOD mixed in it. Is that normal or not? Im trying not to freak out here.</b>
 

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The first thing that came to my mind was hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. If she was exposed to an icky bacteria at the vet's office, which is entirely possible, the stress of surgery can make her symptomatic.<br><br>
I would call the vet. At the very least they can give her some IV fluids. My dog had HGE, and she got very sick because of it. The thing with HGE is that if you take a wait and see approach, the dog ends up so dehydrated by the time you figure out they're not going to pull through. But on the other hand, when I had my male jack russell neutered, he had bloody diahrea too. We took him to the emergency vet (having already been through HGE once and not wanting to take any chances) and he turned out fine. Vet said it was most likely just stress and/or bacterial infection from being at the clinic. He was on antibiotics for a few days, but otherwise Ok.<br><br>
I would, however, tell your vet. Just from a preventative stand point, they like to know when dogs get sick after being at their clinic. It gives them a heads up to keep an eye on the animals already there, so because of that I would call and tell them.
 

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"I do have my sons kids tylenol ive heard its ok to give dogs a teaspoon of that to help with pain, Is that true?"<br><br>
Tylenol is toxic to dogs, and although officially you have to give them two pills a day over a couple day period to cause liver damage, If she was my dog I would not like to take chances.
 

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Noth of 60 she had bloody diarhea 2 weeks ago which the vet gave me worm meds for and it cleared up fast. At the same time she also was vomitting a lot and was diagnosed with "probably having gastro-enteritis which is very common in dogs as they eat dirty scraps of food they find outside" and which she was given an injection of anti-biotics and a 5 day course of anti-biotic tablets for.<br><br>
If I see anymore blood in it I will call the vets tomorrow.<br><br>
I dont know if this means anything but shes been licking her pee oee bottom a lot more than usual since being spayed. Shes eating a drinking fine.
 
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