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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

... and I'm a wreck. I HATE the thought of this. He's all brushed pretty and his nails are trimmed. I have been conditioning him to the Elizabethan-collar today because I know he's going to need it and I don't want to spring it on him when he's hurting...

He has an undescended testicle, so it's going to be major surgery... Ugh! I feel SO bad for him!

Please send good thoughts for my sad boy tomorrow.
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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

Sending good luck vibes!

how old is he anyway ? just curious!

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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

He's 17 months.
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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

Awww he's adorable, give him a hug for me too!

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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

You might want to have them ultrasound to see if he even has a 2nd testicle (or just locate it) This will help them not just go in and explore around!
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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

Poor baby! He'll be fine though. The undescended testicle is more major than a simple neuter, but no worse than a spay, and I didn't need the collar for either Dena or Keefer. It will probably be harder on you!

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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

Dante was cryptorchid as well.
I did have his hips x-rayed as long as he was under for OFA Prelim.
The recovery went smoothly though he was chomping at the leash by the time he got his stitches out.

I did have to use the double t-shirt method with him as he would worry at the stitches by the 3rd day. If I was gone it was Elizabethan collar, if I was home it was double t-shirts.

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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

We are having his hips X-rayed, too.

GS Mom, that's a good idea. I didn't know they might only have one. Is that common?

What is the double T-shirt method? My husband has a lot of extra t-shirts.

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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

I put Dante's head through the neck hole and a front leg through each sleeve, then his tail through the neck hole and a back leg through each sleeve.
I then gathered up the excess material at his back (made it snug) and just used a rubberband to secure it.

The only was the fact they both had to come off for potty runs.

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Re: Jaia's Getting Neutered Tomorrow...

Jaia home yet???

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