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Old 12-21-2012, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Puppy went under anesthesia and is acting scared..?

Hey all, this is my first puppy, and the first time ever experiencing putting a dog under anesthesia.. Normally, Hiro is lively and bouncy and will love to meet anyone. He even gives the vet licks on his nose during examinations.

Hiro is just breaking into his ninth month and had to get put under for xrays on his front left elbow (which unfortunately, he now has elbow dysplasia )

He's now acting extremely irregular.. I mean, he seems to be afraid of me. If I make a move to pet him or get out of a chair, he will run into another room. He does this with my father (who I dropped him off with,) but not my mother. He'll happily stay near my mother. Otherwise his (floppy) ears aren't perky, and he's giving me the terrible eyes that only a commercial featuring Sarah McLachlan can make me feel.

He's whining constantly, even though he's peed and pooped, and is eating and drinking just fine. He doesn't want to play with toys and such. He always has seemed like he's had separation anxiety, and I'm really worried that I might have emotionally harmed him by leaving him at the vet.. We dropped him off about 8:30 AM, and picked him up at 4:20 PM. It's now 10:00 PM.

Anyone have any experience with this? I don't want my best friend to hate me because of things I have to do for him.. I've been trying to smother him in treats and stuff to build back up trust, as I assume that's what I've absolutely destroyed.
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He should be fine tomorrow.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anesthesia also gives humans adverse reactions. I did not have a good experience on it and when my daughter was younger she was in so much distress after surgery because she could not communicate effectively. Your pup just needs time for his body to eliminate the drugs.
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Yep, keep puppy warm, lots of fluids (encourage him to drink his water, don't give him something else) and he should bounce back tomorrow.

It's not unusual for anesthesia to give them loose stool, loss of appetite (vomiting sometimes if they do eat), and just, not acting themselves.
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