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Since this section is also for comments on our dogs health I thought it would be okay to let folks know Frigga's going under the knife. Obviously, anytime general anesthesia is used there is cause for concern. DW works as a vet tech part-time (early development trainer the rest) and she's of course quite at ease about it. However this is my little girl and so I'm worried though I know she should be fine.

Why wait so long? Well for those who don't know, I got her at 1.5 years of age as a breeder re-home. I have her papers and for a time I considered breeding her. It became apparent though that that was never going to work out and there were issues of aggression when her cycle was near. So I decided late last year to have her spayed. Since then timing just hasn't been right. Now it finally is and so little "Fricky" will be at the vet's tomorrow morning. I won't be happy about it until she wakes up though.
 

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Extra HUGS to you going through this Tom!
Frigga will soon be home, waggy, groggy, and licking you warmly.. "Hi Dad, Odin, HopSing and Mom.. didja miss me? WHERE'S MY SPAY DAY PRESENTS???" wagging her happy sable butt.
You may have a job keeping her quiet for the first few days, but she will do just great. I absolutely understand how you feel.. it is letting go, giving them unto someone else's care, like any 'parent,' letting a child go in for a surgery, even a relatively rutine one. This is terribly hard on you... I hope you will cuddle Odin extra, and soak up the purrs from Hop Sing during this time. Frigga will be soon back in your arms where she wants to be-- and she will soon have forgotten all about it.
 

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I always worry about them too, but they have always come home ok! So maybe they came home a little "stoned" but that just meant a night of quiet dogs. lol

She's going to do great! Don't know about you though.
 

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Sending positive thoughts for you and Frigga!!!
 

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My crew is also sending good thoughts Frigga's way. It is always a worry, but she should be fine. I had my foster neutered at 6 years old and I worried, too (for no reason.)

Be prepared for that fuzzy headed dog with glazed eyes when you pick her up. You'll feel like a monster then, but all will be forgiven.
 
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Thanks all the kind words and well wishes folks!

Frigga is home now and came through it just fine. I was very happy when they called me to tell me she was okay and out of surgery. Happy too to pick her up. Poor baby was quite happy also to see her dad. She's rather low key now of course but content to be at home with her family.
 

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I knew she'd be fine!

Glad to hear she is well and back home!!
 

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Vanilla ice cream is excellent for healing spay incisions, once anesthesia is completely out of her system. I recommend it highly. And yes, it can be shared with pack mates.
 

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Aww, happy healing thoughts for Frigga!
 

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Glad she's home. If she's anything like Gracie, you'll be fighting to keep her quite starting tomorrow morning - good luck
Maybe chocolate ice cream would be better.....for you, not Frigga!! LOL
 
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Actually she's very mellow this morning. Wouldn't eat her dinner last night but ate breakfast okay - if less than enthusiastically. Odd to see my bouncy "Tigger" dog so low key. Another day or so though and I'll probably have to hold her close so she doesn't try to do too much.
 

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When Quynne was speyed she was not interested in much food for about 36 hours but she did eat a little. Hugs to Frigga on her recovery. It is major surgery for a slightly older dog and I am glad to hear she has come through so well. All the best.
 

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ahhhhh tom, its so refreshing seeing a daddy that loves his baby as much as we women do, im glad to hear it turned out okay. give her a hug from bearla will you?
 

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Glad to hear everything went well!

I'm sure she'll be bouncing around before you know it!

Keep us posted on how Frigga's doing, and give her a few hugs for us!
 
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