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I dropped him off this morning. I know it's a routine procedure, but we all worry about our "fur kids" when they go in for any kind of surgery. My Pops had a Cat go in to get Spayed and never woke up from Anesthesia. That thought has been in the back of my mind since I dropped Koda off. After having gone through Heartworm treatment with him...If he doesn't wake up from this surgery I won't be okay. I'm probably just thinking too much, I'm sure he'll alright. :fingerscrossed:
 

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Hmm..I'm not big on Wine. Maybe I'll have a Beer instead...
 

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I dropped him off this morning. I know it's a routine procedure, but we all worry about our "fur kids" when they go in for any kind of surgery. My Pops had a Cat go in to get Spayed and never woke up from Anesthesia. That thought has been in the back of my mind since I dropped Koda off. After having gone through Heartworm treatment with him...If he doesn't wake up from this surgery I won't be okay. I'm probably just thinking too much, I'm sure he'll alright. :fingerscrossed:

I'm sure he will be just fine. Having said that I can certainly understand your concerns considering your history (poor little kitty). :(

Please let us know when he's all done and in recovery!! :)
 

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Well, he's home and doped up...

They want him on Rimadyl. My Mother had some left over from her dog's surgery, do they said it's okay to use that and dose accordingly...I've heard scary things about Rimadyl though, it makes me nervous...
 

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Glad that Koda is home. :D

When I had Uschi spayed...they put her on Rimadyl as well...I was worried about, but she did fine on it.
 

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We have used it on a TON of dogs (lots of fosters who had to be spayed and neutered) and never had any side effects. It's a good med. If you've ever had major surgery, you will understand the benefits outweigh the risks...give him the meds at least for a couple of days.
 

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Mr. Koda is doing just fine. He was very mopey yesterday and had this look on his face like, "Screw you, Mom" for most of the day (Understandably so) ;). He's up and about more today and has been doing just fine on the Rimadyl despite my initial hesitancy. I talked to my Pops about the Cat he had that never woke up from Anesthesia...Apparently she only went in for a grooming, she wasn't even going in to get Spayed! :shocked: I'm glad that Koda is okay. Between the Heartworm and now the Neutering, he should be set for procedures...At least I hope...No one can predict that with their pets though, of course.

I don't know what kind of life Koda had before joining my family (I can't say it was neglectful or bad, at least he shows no signs of having been physically abused. Maybe in the sense that they decided not to take care of things that should have been taken care of. I.e.: Heartworm, Neutering), but I'd like to think he's happy now. He seems to be. He gets walked all the time, goes for lots of car rides, has other dogs to play with and is spoiled beyond belief. I love my Koda :wub: Glad all the essentials in regards to his health are finally taken care of, no matter how long it took!
 

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So glad he's home and recuperating- good thing our pups are so forgiving. I know it's a big relief for you and you're doing a fine job! Thanks for giving him the love and care he missed out on
 

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When Rosa had her hip replacement, she tolerated the Rimadyl for about seven days, and then began getting hives on the insides of her back legs and her lower belly. Just something to watch out for.
 

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Good_Karma - Thank you for the warning. I don't think he's going to be on the Rimadyl for that long, but I'll keep an eye out for any signs like that for the duration that he's on it.

Deuce - I wanted to get him Neutered within the first month that I got him but found out he had Heartworm and had to take care of that first. They couldn't put him under Anesthesia without treating that prior as they didn't know how his heart would react. I'm sure glad I found out he had Heartworm before trying to Neuter him, he may not have made it through. I've waited months and months to have him Neutered. Aside from getting his shots, it's one of the first things I wanted to do. The Heartworm obviously came as a surprise, but it was so worth going through treating him, he's such a wonderful boy. I love him so much. :wub: Whoever dumped him is missing a great dog. I'm glad they did it they way they did, just set him free to run...If they had brought him to Animal Control, they probably would have Euthanized him and I never would have had the opportunity to have such an amazing dog in my life. :teary: Things worked out this way for a reason, I'm sure.
 
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