Spaying overnight stay

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  1. buck

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    I have now booked Amber's spay in a couple of weeks time. Our vet keeps them in the hospital overnight following the op. I was wondering how usual this is as I was expecting to pick her up on the same day.
     
  2. MaccieD

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    I've always collected my pets, both boys and girls, in the afternoon following their ops with instructions for their aftercare. Is Amber going in for surgery first thing in the morning. I've always had to deliver mine by 8:30 for surgery in the morning. Perhaps your vet operates later in the day. You could phone and check with them their reasons
     
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    Re: Spaying overnight stay

    When I had Molly spayed last year she was kept in overnight.

    I wasn't expecting it, as with previous pets it had always been a collect same day job.

    From the dogs point of view I think it is a good idea. She was closely monitored overnight and I know she was give pain relief at midnight.

    The cost, in April 2014, was £203 this included pre op assessment, operation and post op assessment. The wound was closed with 'super glue''. This was another innovation. It didn't seem to worry her, we didn't need a Buster collar and there were no stitches to be taken out.

    Good thing it was done inthe warmer weather, she was shaven and I callled her 'Baldy Belly' for months
     
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    Hi, Phoebe was spayed a couple of weeks ago. She came home the same night which I was really glad about at the time, however she did whine a lot and cry that night which was worrying and I didn't get much sleep. I think it's the anaesthetic that causes it. So maybe keeping them in over night could be a positive? She was however back to her usual energetic / jumpy self the next day and the biggest problem was keeping her calm!!!!!!
     
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    Always been day surgery for us. First dog spayed 20 years ago and Meg nearly booked in soon it will be the same. I am always glad to have them back, but that's just me :)
     
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    Maisie went in for a combo tooth extraction and spay at 4.5 months. She went in at 9 for an appointment, taken away around 9.15, and we picked her up at 1pm. Might have been nicer to leave her overnight because she reacted badly to the antibiotics and threw up several times that night (once on my bed… :eek:) and had to go back to the vet next morning for anti-nausea injection and pills.
     
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    Depends on the vet! One practice here (mine) we pick up the dogs the same day, the other practice keeps them overnight.
     
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    Here in the US, it's pretty common to keep them overnight.

    I had Bella done at 4.5 months, and dropper her at 8am, they did surgery in the morning, and then I picked her up after noon the following day. She was still sorta groggy and sleepy the rest of the day, and I had a full nights sleep. ;)

    While I love my girl, I was confident knowing she was being cared for an monitored over night, given adequate pain meds, and I didn't have to worry about her first pathetic night as the meds worked their way through her system. She sleeps with us on the bed, and knowing I had a convalescing puppy that shouldn't be jumping for a week or better...we felt better knowing her first night was NOT on our bed.

    She was back to her crazy self in a week....no worse for the wear and tear. ::)
     
  9. BigDutch

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    Hi all, Riley had her second season in September and has just been spayed this morning I'm picking her up this afternoon. Any advice please.. feeding.. exercise.. first night home.. cone collar or inflatable? She is a very bouncy dog at the best of times and I am a bit concerned about her bursting her stitches.
     
  10. Stacia

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    Riley should be sleepy and possibly a little miserable this evening. She may fancy a very little meal later, but don't force it. I never used a cone collar or inflatable for my five bitches, so see what you think, these days the spay scar is often only 1". You will find she will be a lot brighter tomorrow. Keep her quiet and warm this evening.

    The vet should give you written instructions about what to do and what to expect. Lead walking will be for at least 5 - 7 days or even 10 days according to your vet.
     
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    Cooper came home with us but had to go back to the Vet the next day to have her IV line removed. They left it in so they could start and IV if they needed to but pulled it after 24 hrs. We had Cooper on some sedatives to help keep her quiet for the first week. We got by without a cone. We had an inflatable collar available if we needed it, but we did not use it.

    Coopers scar is several inches long. I can't recall why now, but I know it was not as easy a surgery as they had hoped for. She came through the procedure just fine though.
     
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    I didn't need a cone/collar for Xena. She was restless the first evening, and back to her normal self 24 hours post-op. She had her stitches out after 10 days and the vet recommended keeping her on lead for another week after that. 2.5 weeks of lead walks was surprisingly ok. The spay was a total non-event for her, so I'm grateful.
     
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    Heavens, a vet friend of mine let her bitch run off lead after 3 days post spay!
     
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    I know this is an old thread but one thing to check if they want to keep your dog overnight - IS someone there in the clinic with the dog? Sometimes there is not, so what's the point? Might be safer home with you, who will no doubt be sleeping close by if not right on the floor with your pup.

    A friend of mine let her bitch go swimming. The site got all infected from dirty water and recovery took twice as long. Incredibly, the woman who allowed this is a nurse.
     
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    All went well with her op. thanks for the advice as well. She couldn't put up with the cone I think it frightened her, as soon as I took it off her she went straight for her favourite toys. She also started to drink and she has started eating as well. She started trying to lick her scar which is about 3in long so I have put an inflatable collar on her which she doesn't mind at all. We don't have to take her back until Friday so fingers crossed all will keep on improving.
     
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    My vet (who is a young English guy) said that for most dogs it's absolutely fine once the stitches are out, but a small number of dogs can do damage (to the internal stitches maybe?) that subsequently requires more surgery. I was happy to play it safe.

    @BigDutch Glad she's ok! Xena gave her stitches the odd lick the first night but she wasn't persistent so I didn't have to pick up a buster collar for her. Maybe Riley will be fine without it? I was glad that Xena managed to avoid it!
     
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    Riley loved her inflatable collar. We took it off her for a while when we were with her to watch her and when it was bed time she came over to me and put her head straight in it herself. But this morning she had managed to get it off somehow and chew it (pop) that's the end of collar. I don't think she will need it any more anyway we she the vet this afternoon and all seems fine. I know she's feeling good because she's pinching tea towels again and is pestering me to take out for a walk. I don't know how much convalescence she will need but we will just take things slowly.
     

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