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    We will be getting Poppy desexed at around 6 months of age as reccomended by the vet. This will be at the beginning of May. I'm very impressed with my vet as she mentions it everytime we go in...sort of hinting and also just letting me know when we can get her done.

    Anyway...my question is...should I take some time off work to stay home with Poppy while she is recovering? Even if its a day or two?

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    Hmmm If it were me I'd take the day of and the day after desexing off, just to make sure there were no major complications or reactions to anything, after that she should be fine. Definitely get an elizabethan collar for her and put it on her EVERY time she is going to be unsupervised, just in case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
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    Hmmm If it were me I'd take the day of and the day after desexing off, just to make sure there were no major complications or reactions to anything, after that she should be fine. Definitely get an elizabethan collar for her and put it on her EVERY time she is going to be unsupervised, just in case!
    Is that one of those bucket type collars that stop them licking? I've seen them at Pet Goods Direct! So know where they are!

    I can easily take two days. Think I will too! As much as I miss teaching I am loving the freedom of this job with regards to days off and NO work on the weekends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    ... and NO work on the weekends!
    I am the same. I quit my weekend job and now I am LOVING having my weekends back

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    Book her in on a Friday, that way you pick her up after work on Friday and then have 2 days at home with her, you can always take the Monday off. Biggest concern is to not let her chew the stitches and not to let her do any zoomies or jumping while the healing process is happening, in other words while the stitches are in which is usually 10 days.

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    i had my 2 done on a Friday, so i had the weekend with them. They were fine by Monday (Charlie was fine on the Friday night actually!).

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    Ruby was in a lot of pain on the morning of her desexing, so I am glad I was here. She doesn't touch her stitches...I actually don't think she can reach Maybe ask the vet for some Previcox you can give for pain relief if she needs it.

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    Having her done on a Friday is a GREAT idea! I might even be able to wing it so that OH has Monday off and I take Tuesday. Just to be extra sure she is okay!

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    Gemma was 4yo when she was desexed and also had a tumor removed from her back. She wasn't allowed home that night.

    The next day and even several days later all she did was sleep and relax, didn't touch her stitches. I could of left her home alone without any problems.

    She lifted her lip if the other dogs came near her and knew her limitations.

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    I had my pug desexed just at 6months. Quick procedure and he was happy as larry the same day we took him home. Even at the vet they were wondering why he wasn't sleepy haha! Thats just Dexter! Wasn't in any pain at all. The vet gave us the collar thing to put around his neck but he didn't need it as he didn't really lick or didn't seem worried about the area.

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