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    Poppy is booked in to be desexed on Friday!

    I'm a bit worried about how she will go so am after some reassurance and any tips that will make the whole experience better for her and us!

    How long will she be out of action? I will have Sat and Sun with her and OH has Monday off with her. Will that be enough?

    Thanks in advance!

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    That is plenty Amy!
    They'll give her some pain killers and she should be fine about 3 days later. She'll porbably be groggy for a day or so, and be off her food, but thats normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    That is plenty Amy!
    They'll give her some pain killers and she should be fine about 3 days later. She'll porbably be groggy for a day or so, and be off her food, but thats normal.
    thanks Myf! It's good to know 3 days with her will be enough!

    Would I leave her outside like we always do on the 4th day or leave her in her crate with a bone and then come home and check on her in the middle of the day and let her out to wee?

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    I have just had all my 3 desexed in the last couple of months. Just try and limit any jumping up on furniture, down from heights etc. With Jodi you wouldn't think anything had been done, Jessie was just a bit quieter than normal and Pretty was also just quiet for a few days. After a week I do not worry about them jumping around as healing is advanced. Mine were outside after day 3.
    Don't coddle her and she will be fine. Pretty chewed a couple of stitches but they still held. A collar can be bought from the vet should this happen. It is natural for them to lick them.

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    It was really hard to leave her at the vet and it was terrible picking her up from the vet. She was so groggy and out of it. I lay with her all night and I had to get pain medication for her the next day. It helped keep her quiet and relaxed. With a smaller dog I think it would be alot easier than a Rottie that still wanted to jump and run.

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    When Gemma was done at age 4 after several seasons she also had a tumor removed from the centre of her back which was double stitched. She did not come out until the next morning.

    She had to be lifted by two people into the back of my 4x4 and again when I got home, but after that I left her to her own devices. She was given no pain meds which helped keep her a bit quiet, this was done on purpose as we wanted her feel her limitations rather than join in any games with the others.

    My tip is to make sure you give Poppy a good brush before she goes in and even a bath as it will be a little while before you can do that.

    She was put outside when I went out and was put in the dog run when I went to bed.

    Just make sure Poppy has a good warm dry outside bed/kennel and it would be my preference to leave her to her usual routine.

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    Ziggy was drowsy that afternoon. By the next morning she was pretty much back to normal, the day after she was 100% like nothing had happened. They heal so fast!

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    ah good luck!
    so glad I got banj already done... would be horrible leaving him there
    but i am sure poppy will be fine!

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    i was told to limit walks for the first two weeks after desexing. Hopefully your vet can give you detailed instructions.

    I put aloe vera juice from cactus on the wound and massaged it to try to minimise scarring and "attachment".

    Frosty also wore a bucket for the first two weeks after desexing - so that may be something you need to get.

    I would also leave her in a crate while you are out, so she can't run around like a mad thing.

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    I bought a collar in case one of my 3 needed it, they didn't.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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