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Hello Everyone,
I'd like to introduce myself.
I'm new to all this forum malarkey so please forgive me if I do something wrong!
We have a lovely 9 month old Cockapoo called Noodles. It's our first family dog and we have most definately made the right choice.
He is feeling very sorry for himself today as yesterday he had his castration op!
Thats really why I revisited this site after joining months ago, I was hoping some of you may be able to give me some hints and tips to stop me feeling so anxious!
He just looks so sad and I just wished there was something I could do to make things a little easier for him.
He has been eating and drinking today but hasn't yet been to the toilet. every time I take him out he just sits there looking really confused!
Can any one offer any advice?
Much appreciated
 

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hey welcome, do you have any photos of noodle. i have always given my girls a half ibuprofin every 6 or so hours.
 

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Thanks for that, he was given some meloxidyl which we have to give him daily. I don't know about giving him anything on top of that.
I will try and get some pics up, because in answer to your question, I have loads:p He's a black cockapoo so unfortunately he doesn't take great pics.
 

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Is he wearing a buster collar? That made Dylan really miserable. Whenever he went outside he tried to sniff the ground and kept banging it and getting it caught! I kept him under close supervision and gave him a break from it whenever I could. He never appeared to be bothered by the op though - just the collar. He was given a jab for pain relief when he had the op but didn't need anything afterwards. And fortunately he never bothered his stitches so after 4 days I left the collar off. I'm sure Noodles will be feeling better soon. He would have had most of the day without food yesterday so maybe that's why he's not going to the toilet. If you're still concerned in a day or so, why not phone the vet for reassurance? Let us know how he gets on.
 

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When Flo was spayed she had a little vest that popped up round her tail rather than a collar - bit like a baby vest (in fact a think a large baby vest would do and would probably be cheaper) - I didn't want a collar for Flo as she still uses her crate and wouldn't have been able to get in with a collar on. Didn't someone on forum put a pair of knickers on their dog after his op (and cut out a hole for his tail) - that's one way to stop them licking if the collar is making them miserable http://ilovemycockapoo.com/showthread.php?t=579&highlight=knickers
 

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Thanks Everyone for your advice,
Noodles is back to his bouncy self today!
He is wearing the lampshade and doesn't seem too upset about it. I am going to try the Knickers though as that seems a fab idea.
He went for a gigantic wee lastnight, I took him out for a little walk although the vet advised us not to take him out for 3 days. Personally I think he's too bloomin clever for us, probably thought ...if I don't wee in the garden they will have to take me out sooner or later.
I hgave been trying to post some pics but can't seem to do it, I will keep on trying though.
Thank you once again for all ypur help.:)
 

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So pleased that Noodles is ok now :)
It's funny how the vets seem to differ so much in their treatment and instructions. I was told I could take Dylan out for 10 minutes twice a day on the lead. I think if they seem ok and want to walk then you should take them. I was also not given any ongoing medication or pain relief for Dylan, but fortunately he didn't need it anyway. Those 10 days recovery seemed to go on forever for us, but it's fantastic to be back walking again.
 

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Thanks for that, he was given some meloxidyl which we have to give him daily. I don't know about giving him anything on top of that.
I will try and get some pics up, because in answer to your question, I have loads:p He's a black cockapoo so unfortunately he doesn't take great pics.
Hi there , sounds just like Wilf. I had to carry him outside to try to get him to go to the toilet and he just sat and looked at me and he went ages before passing urine I was starting to worry and like wise he's black and beautiful but takes a rubbish picture he just ends up looking like a black blob, pics just dont do him justice x
Glad Noodles is getting back to his usual self x
 
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