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We just had our Bella spayed last Wednesday. Surgery went well, but I don't like the side effects of the pain meds. She is very nervous and jumpy, not like her old self at all. She will only sleep if she is on your lap. Did any body else have this kind of reaction?
 

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Hello Melbry85, I hope that she feels better soon did you spay her before she went into heat or after ? My Bree Bella has been in heat for about 3 weeks its such a hasel and I want to get her spayed ASAP how long was the surgery ? I just got her about 3 weeks ago she was fine the first week and then with in that week I notice bleeding and its been like that since I am really all new to having a female dog + this being my first in house dog I must admit its a little to much for me. I read what I can and have been super patiend with her can you give me any adive in regards to the spay I appreciate it
 

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Hi, I am sorry to hear that both of you are having such problems. We had her done at six months, our vet went by when she got her adult teeth. They also pulled some of her baby teeth that were in along side the adult teeth. The surgery went well, They kept her over night to keep an eye on her. Her incision looks really good. I just don't like the way she is acting after, I am sure it is the pain meds. I just want my playful puppy back. Melinda
 

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gypsy waa bad but anastgetic lasted a long time with her. she wasnt right for a couple of days. the others were all fine.

once a bitch has has a season you must wait 3months before she can be spayed.

we were given no pain mex with any of ours, we just gave half an ibuprofin every 4or6 of hours i think.
 

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Flo was spayed 3 months after her first season. We didn't give her any medication for pain. She was given a 24 hour pain relief injection just before we picked her up by the vet. I think a dog may be a bit nervy, anxious and want cuddles for a few days as they must feel rotten and not know why and just want to feel protected by you - I know the first night I had to take Flo to sleep with me and she didn't sleep unless being cuddled - I suppose they must feel like they've been attached and want to feel safe to relax. She was quiet and careful in her movements for about 2 weeks but completely back to her old self (no change in personality) by say 4 weeks. It does take a while to recover from this major operation.
 

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gypsy waa bad but anastgetic lasted a long time with her. she wasnt right for a couple of days. the others were all fine.

once a bitch has has a season you must wait 3months before she can be spayed.

we were given no pain mex with any of ours, we just gave half an ibuprofin every 4or6 of hours i think.
Did you use an adult ibuprofen tablet?
 

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They gave her tramadol and rimadly. This morning she seems more like her old self. She is playing and not being so skittish. She does want to lick at the stitches more today. Last night I split the 1/4 of a tablet into an 1/8 and I think that is why she feels better, but like I said she is trying to lick it more. I am glad to see she is playing though. Thanks everyone!
 

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We plan to get Brontie speyed in due course - has anyone got any experience of the new keyhole method of doing it so that it is not such huge operation?? We had never heard of it, but our vet mentioned it.
 

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Hi,
Not heard of it being done keyhole but that's got to be a much better recovery for them!
One little question - can you get a bitch spayed before she has a season?
 

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Keyhole would be great, poor Flo has a long 3-4 inch incision. They can be spayed before first heat - some are done as early as 8 weeks - or midway between first and second heat. In UK some vets won't spay before first season as they say the dog should mature properly, as was the case with Flo.
 

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Keyhole would be great, poor Flo has a long 3-4 inch incision. They can be spayed before first heat - some are done as early as 8 weeks - or midway between first and second heat. In UK some vets won't spay before first season as they say the dog should mature properly, as was the case with Flo.
wow 8 weeks is way too young for any opperation not desined to save their life.

all my girls were done 5months or 6 months Delta is almost 7 months so we need to get her done soon want to book her in for this week.
 

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wow 8 weeks is way too young for any opperation not desined to save their life.

all my girls were done 5months or 6 months Delta is almost 7 months so we need to get her done soon want to book her in for this week.
Very early spay - 8 weeks - is more common in US but their is a strong lobby that this is far too young - like you say it isn't a necessary op for a dog that age. My vet was adamant that she wouldn't spay until after first season - I did want her dome before first season but she refused. She insisted it shouldn't be done until the dog was fully matured internally, skeletal structure and hormonally so that's what I did with Flo. She seemed to think a dog was more prone to incontinence problems in old age if spayed before first season. There's a lot of debate around the subject - not sure there is a definitive right and wrong so go with your own feeling, what suits you and on advice from your vet.

I would definitely take a keyhole method if offered as it would be less pain and a quicker recovery I imagine.
 

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Interesting ... will be looking at having Mabel done as she's coming up 4 months will have to see what my vets views are x
 

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Wish i could help her

Hi had coco spayed today :( almost wish i hadnt had it done ,she wont stop whining and is very uncomfortable .i think she desp wants to sleep but cant seem to lie down .anyone got ideas to help? She doesnt want to be cuddled
 

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Hi had coco spayed today :( almost wish i hadnt had it done ,she wont stop whining and is very uncomfortable .i think she desp wants to sleep but cant seem to lie down .anyone got ideas to help? She doesnt want to be cuddled
give her a wee half ibuprofin. have done it with all 4 or my girls. she will be fine, the anathetic might also be in her system, by tomorrow she should be a littl more herself.
 

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Hi thanks for reply .i gave her hald a ibuprofen but she hardly slept and cant sit still :( shes exhausted but cant sleep.i expected her to be itchy but not this quickly or severley.i have phoned the vet and waiting for her to ring back
 

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Hi thanks for reply .i gave her hald a ibuprofen but she hardly slept and cant sit still :( shes exhausted but cant sleep.i expected her to be itchy but not this quickly or severley.i have phoned the vet and waiting for her to ring back
Delta was very restlis the first night, you cna give her a wee pititon to help with the itching.
 

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hi again ,she really wont settle and hasnt slept and cant, bless her .my instinct says theres something else going on so am taking her back to vets.i dont think its the insision i think its her nipples :( poor little sausage i feel so bad for putting her through this
 
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