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    Thanks Everyone for the advice and support!

    I dropped Poppy off this morning and just like Iscot said, it was very hard! She was so excited to go to the vets and raced inside only to be greeted by a fully grown GSD. They both wanted to play so badly but couldn't! Haha!

    A friend has lent me a collar she bought for her BC but I'm wondering if its a bit big. Its a medium sized one but I don't know that she will even be able to get through the door of her crate with it on!

    What should I expect tonight? Do I let her walk around? Or try and keep her in her crate, taking her out to toilet every few hours? Do I feed her?

    Thanks again!

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    Go by vet's advice. I was told give a small meal. They moved around (like humans it helps)
    Pretty was in her bed in our room, went to the door to go out and Jodi and Jessie were in the laundry with toilet breaks, separated from the others.

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    I never bothered with the e-collar and Gemma never touched her stitches. She also didn't have meds.

    At the rescue most the dogs leave them alone and it's very rare one has to wear the collar.

    I left Gemma to make her own choices, she was naturally quiet, took herself off to the toilet would come back in and go back to sleep.

    I left her routine as it was except we didn't walk for a few days and I would tell the others no if they went to bother her.

    Bitches done pre season and pre pups recover quickly. Gemma was back to her usual self in about 3 days and she had stitches in both her abdomen and back where a tumor was removed.

    Keep her out of the wet. Don't pick her up unless absolutely necessary or jump on lounges etc for a couple of days. Be aware if you crate her more than she is used to that this doesn't have the opposite affect and in her boredom she pulls at her stitches.

    Offer her a small plain meal, don't worry if she doesn't eat it. I'd let her choose where she want to lay down until it's time to go to bed in which case then I would crate her.

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    Di - Thanks! Will hopefully get some info when I pick her up this arvo! The lady at the front desk was one I hadn't met before and wasn't very nice! Hopefully I get to talk to the actual vet this arvo! She is LOVELY!

    MAC - Thanks for all the advice! I will probably not crate her then until bedtime and just leave the back door open like we always do! Might keep more of an eye on her though and make sure she doesnt disapear out there for too long!

    The jumping will be hard! SHe LOVES to jump on the couch and bed! Maybe I will put her up on the couch with me and then take her down if I leave so there is no jumping. She USUALLY sits at the couch and waits to be invited so if she is a bit tired/groggy hopefully she will do this!

    Might put her crate in the lounge tonight too so she has a nice comfy place to sleep while I'm watching telly!

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    Sam had a collar cause they said he was worring them when he was still at the vet. Given his OCD issues at the time I could believe it. I left it on for about 48hrs then took it off and kept an eye on him to make sure he didnt worry it too much, given he stopped when I told him he didnt have to put it back on.

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    Thanks Ashaari!

    It's normal for her to lick at them hey? I think someone mentioned that already. But how much licking is too much? Or is there no such thing as too much?

    Gawd...I feel like I'm back at the beginning like when we first got her in terms of how much of a stresser I was! Lol!

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    Let us know how she goes tonight Amy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Thanks Ashaari!

    It's normal for her to lick at them hey? I think someone mentioned that already. But how much licking is too much? Or is there no such thing as too much?

    Gawd...I feel like I'm back at the beginning like when we first got her in terms of how much of a stresser I was! Lol!
    You dont have anything to stress about. She will be fine.
    Just keep an eye on her stitches, she will want and need to lick them, its a good thing, but if it gets hot or inflaimed you shoulkd stop her. Chances are you will not have any problems with it
    Just keep her out of the wet and mud and she will be fine!

    But trust me I have done this many many time but I still had a little stress-out about sam lol Its natural, but there really is no need
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    Poor Poppy, hopefully she will be good and leave her stitches alone! Good luck, don't worry too much, just keep an eye on her

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    Thanks for the reassurance! Even though it's just written words it really helped!!!

    I just got her home! She couldn't even walk properly so I had to carry her out of the vets! But he little tail was wagging like crazy so I know she was happy to see me! I took her crate to work so had it in the back of my car and thought she would be more comfortable in that than in her harness! I drove carefully on the way home and slowed down quite a bit to turn off the main road into our estate coz it's very bumpy and some @rsehole hooted a me! So I gave him the finger! Haha!

    Anyway, poor thing wanted to get out the crate buy couldn't! She is still very shaky but I'm assuming this is normal! She gave up on getting out of the crate and has gone to sleep now! I have the crate right next to me in the lounge so I can watch her!

    Do I need to offer her water? Or wait till she wakes up and has the strength to go to her water bowl? What about food? The vet said a small meal bit do I wake her up for a meal or just leave her? If she wakes up do I offer her the food in her crate?

    What about toileting? Should I leave her be or should I take her out to wee if she wakes up but can't walk out herself?

    Thanks guys!

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