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    Sorry I did not see this thread before. Pretty was desexed about 2 weeks ago, the other two will be done next week. She was worrying her stitches a bit but after about day 7 I didn't care as she would have knitted well enough by then. She had them out day 9 I think, not a lot left so it was easy. I used to take all the cats ones out myself and save a vet trip but I wanted her vaccinated. Yea I know vets want their post op look at them but with nursing training, a training vet nurse son and many times doing it myself I am at ease with it all.

    I will no go back and read all your thread.

    Why the cone? Most dogs do not need it at all. Pretty, when licking was mostly licking at the razored area. My vet said just to use one should there be problems so I had one here in case.
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    The vet said to keep the cone on all of the time at first and then we can take it off with supervision. I have it off her now and I even think she would not be able to reach the stitches with her teeth only her tongue.

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    I agree Clea.
    I have an elizabethan collar thingy here anyway for next week should Jodi or Jessie need it.

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    Well the cone has been off for 2 hours and she has had a few little licks while we are not watching. I will keep it off until bed time because she always has a lick, scratch and good old chew on herself at night.
    I agree it does add abit of stress. She doesn't really mind it but rathers it off!!
    She has it on = dog stress
    She has it off = me stressing and watching her like a hawk and jumping up to check what every noise is. I need to relax.

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    Default in her cone

    I just had to put these photos on.
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    Awwwwwwwwww, diddims. You will feel better before you know it sweety, and so will mum. How many days now?
    Day 4 pretty jumped onto our very high bed, I visualised ripped stitches, nope, but freaked me.

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    awww look at that face!

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    Just found this thread...

    Max was desexed 3 years ago in January and he was giving those disolving stitches so we did not have to go back and get them taken out, also we weren't asked about making a post op appointment was this wrong by the vet?

    We were told that getting him fixed up would quiet him down as he used to jump the fences and escape if we weren't there on the weekends... boy were they wrong, he still managed to get out.. But all is fine now, he has not escaped since.

    When they first brought him out from recovery I was a bit stunned by the looks of him. Red as red bloodshot eyes, groggy and all doped up but he was still energetic. One thing that gave me a fright was when I looked down and he had no... um.. balls I might use.. (sorry if that is offensive to anyone, don't know what other word to use..) anyway, all that the males get left with is half of one with barely anything in it, it now looks like a dried up apricot.. lol..

    Anyway, enough about my story.. I enjoyed reading yours.

    Thanks for sharing those piccies, what a lovely girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle View Post
    Just found this thread...

    Max was desexed 3 years ago in January and he was giving those disolving stitches so we did not have to go back and get them taken out, also we weren't asked about making a post op appointment was this wrong by the vet?

    We were told that getting him fixed up would quiet him down as he used to jump the fences and escape if we weren't there on the weekends... boy were they wrong, he still managed to get out.. But all is fine now, he has not escaped since.

    When they first brought him out from recovery I was a bit stunned by the looks of him. Red as red bloodshot eyes, groggy and all doped up but he was still energetic. One thing that gave me a fright was when I looked down and he had no... um.. balls I might use.. (sorry if that is offensive to anyone, don't know what other word to use..) anyway, all that the males get left with is half of one with barely anything in it, it now looks like a dried up apricot.. lol..

    Anyway, enough about my story.. I enjoyed reading yours.

    Thanks for sharing those piccies, what a lovely girl.
    Not unusual for vet to use disolving stiches with a male getting desexed, but with a female because it is a much bigger operation they use normal stitches which need to be removed at the appropriate time afterwards.
    Males get over desexing very quickly, where as the females having a much bigger operation need more time to heal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Not unusual for vet to use disolving stiches with a male getting desexed, but with a female because it is a much bigger operation they use normal stitches which need to be removed at the appropriate time afterwards.
    Males get over desexing very quickly, where as the females having a much bigger operation need more time to heal!

    Oh ok thanks for that! Will keep that in mind for the next time I have a female dog that gets desexed.

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by Belle; 04-13-2010 at 06:42 PM.

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