... 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.
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!
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.
was the fact they both had to come off for potty runs.
Thank you, yes, I brought him home on the same day. He's fine. He wants to lick at his bits, but other than that (and the fact that I got MAYBE 3 hours sleep) everything is fine. He's very vocal and all through the night there were moans and whines. I'm going to try the t-shirts today because he absolutely hates the head collar.
Dante HATED the collar too and I would feel so bad when I left for work with him in the collar and in his crate.
We both liked evenings and weekends much better and using the t-shirts.
Glad to hear it went well, did they have any trouble finding the testicle?
My then vet said Dante's was the hardest she'd ever had and she'd probably suggest ultra sounds in the future to find the location.
The vet said there was no trouble at all. And after 24 hours home, Jaia is doing GREAT! I've been leashed to him those 24 hours and will keep that up but DH is walking him right now. (Freedom! LOL) Jaia wants to play with B'asia and go out and run in the field... It's going to be a long 10 days for both of us.
The T-shirts work fine, but as you said, it's a pain for potty time. I will use the cone at night and a combination of t-shirts and constant observation during the day.