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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Grumpy girl, post laproscopic spay

Poor girl. She's always been very vocal, but her sighs and groans are breaking my heart...

The cone of shame was just too much for her. Walking into everything and really stressing herself out. She has shown no interest in licking her stitches so I took it off and am keeping an eye on her. C.o.s. back on if I'm not actively watching her.

Sure am glad the lap spay recovery is fast. The guilt is killing me!!!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 08:51 PM
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Poor baby! I hope she feels better soon.
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Did they give you tramadol or something for the pain? Laparoscopy is still very painful
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I have had laparoscopy done several times. It sounds like she may be handling it better than I did!

I whined and moaned and howled. I even got so grumpy that I snapped at a few people. Bless her heart, it really does hurt.

Word of caution though about pain meds. I had a dobe, Kaliopy, that was pretty active. I could not give her pain meds because once her pain was under control she thought she could just bounce away. I had to let her hurt a little to keep her still. Bella, my mastiff, was the opposite. She was VERY chill, so she could have pain meds without me worrying that she would bounce her stitches out.
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Did they give you tramadol or something for the pain? Laparoscopy is still very painful
Robenacoxib. Not sure I can even pronounce that one...
Once a day for six days starting tomorrow.

The six days surprised me because the recovery is supposed to be around two days. Vet said it is also an anti inflammatory.
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I think the cat even feels bad for her. He got snipped almost 20 years ago.
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I like the comfy cones- dogs seem to be less stress about it then the plastic cone. It helped Max when he had surgery. She can lick those stitches open in under three minutes and it is not pretty. The vet would have to be sedate her and she would have to be stitched up again so be ware. Hope she feels better soon!
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I have had laparoscopy done several times. It sounds like she may be handling it better than I did!

I whined and moaned and howled. I even got so grumpy that I snapped at a few people. Bless her heart, it really does hurt.

Word of caution though about pain meds. I had a dobe, Kaliopy, that was pretty active. I could not give her pain meds because once her pain was under control she thought she could just bounce away. I had to let her hurt a little to keep her still. Bella, my mastiff, was the opposite. She was VERY chill, so she could have pain meds without me worrying that she would bounce her stitches out.
Thank you for that insight. She is a very mellow girl. The vet wanted to prescribe a sedative but I didn't think it would be necessary.

She's just sleeping now, will see what tomorrow brings.

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I like the comfy cones- dogs seem to be less stress about it then the plastic cone. It helped Max when he had surgery. She can lick those stitches open in under three minutes and it is not pretty. The vet would have to be sedate her and she would have to be stitched up again so be ware. Hope she feels better soon!
I'm worried about that. Cone stays on if I'm not right by her side.

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The vet sure did a good job closing her up. Just two small incisions with the laparoscopic spay (one for the camera, the other for the tools). The ovaries were removed and the uterus left in tact.

I just noticed from the picture one of her nipples are missing! I left her home today, will have to investigate...
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