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Tomorrow Virga goes under!

3113 Views 13 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Maggie Sues Dad the title implies tomorrow Virga is going under for her spaying. I'm probably going to be a nervous wreck but at least my husband is here this time. But I just wanted to see what, if anything, I need to be worried about, what should I look for after we get her back, just general kinds of stuff. Doppler was neutered and a neuter is less involved surgically as a spay (I believe) so we don't really know what to expect. I know the vet will tell us something to do and watch out for but I guess I just wanted a heads up. Thanks in advance!
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Make sure the area around the stitches isn't swelling and hot to the touch. No discharge or smell either. As gross as it sounds, they are important to watch for, as it signals infection. The skin should be pretty much normal looking except that there are stitches. Of course licking and chewing is discouraged. You can get an Elizabethan collar for her from the vet if she won't leave them alone, though I never needed to use it with Molly. No running, jumping, or rough play until the stitches come out (easier said than done, but the dog won't do something that hurts more than one time). It sounds more daunting than it is, so don't worry. If you suspect anything weird or are worried, call your vet. It's what they are there for.

Molly got her stitches out today...HOORAAAAAY!!! It's time for some serious fetch!

Good luck, Virga! You'll be back to your old self soon enough. Molly sends love and drool (lots of drool).
I forgot to mention this. Molly came down with a small urinary infection a couple of days after surgery. I've read conflicting things about whether or not this is tied to her surgery, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was. I caught it right away and a round of antibiotics cleared it up quickly. Just something else you may watch for.
Great to hear! She'll bounce back to her old self before you know it.
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