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My 10 month old Female Labrador was desexed this morning. :gloomy: I have a few concerns, if anyone would be kind enough to share their experiences/ knowledge I would be very grateful!!
Will her personality change after this surgery or is this only applicable for male dogs?
How long will we need to keep her confined for before she can behave normally? Will she be in much pain or discomfort?
DF had to take her as I have to work and now he isnt answering the home phone:banghead: , and Im worried sick about her.
My poor little princess, she is such a lively littlebig thing, I hate having to do this to her!!! :crying:
When my lab X got desexed many moons ago I remember picking her up from the vet clinic and just giving her a big hug - she was very sleepy from the anaesthetic and slept all the way home in the car.
That night she didn't eat and I was worried but apparently that's just normal from having an operation. The next day she was fine and ate and played with us as normal - my other female puppy got desexed at 6 months and was still racing around even though the vet said to keep them quiet and let them rest and not let them run too much just in case the stitches break but try telling that to a pup! Didn't seem to bother her in the least!
The stitches may get a bit itchy after a few days but I found distraction helped like a big juicy bone!
All the best to your pup!!
Your 'littlebig' ;) thing will be just fine :hugs:, don't you worry.
I've only had female cats done (we only have male dogs), and the cats have been fine afterwards so i'd assume dogs are too.
She will be a bit groggy for a while, but tomorrow i would assume she's be up and around and back to her normal self pretty much. She won't be able to do anything strenuous for a while though (that is hard with puppies though! LOL).
I don't know about temperaments changing....My male dogs have never changed at all, apart from not being so cranky with visitors :rolleyes:, which is a good thing! LOL
Let us know how she goes, but i think she'll come out of it fine. :yes: It's so hard not to worry, as they are like our own babies!
I never noticed any Personality changes, but
I Just wanted to say WELL DONE! We nearly lost our Bear at 8 years to Pymetra (SP) Its like a Dog version of Toxic Shock, If we had her Spayed she would never have been at risk. It was really scary and we came so close to loosing her.
Give plenty of furry hugs to your girl from our Jay and Asi:hugs:
Thanks so much for the replies, put me a little at ease! :)
I have never heard of SP before!!! The reason we were getting her desexed is that our house backs onto a small area of bushland. There are dingos that frequent the area, not so much of a problem usually but if my pup goes on heat, the female dingoes will tear her to pieces (we have high fencing but dingoes will scale anything), so it just wasnt worth the risk, also breast cancer risks increase each time she goes on heat apparently.
Im glad her personality shouldnt change, she is just lovely as she is!! Wouldnt mind if the chewing habit disapeared though, thats cost us well over a thousand so far:o.
DF just answered the phone, we get to go and pick her up at 4pm so will let you know how she goes. Will pass on those hugs too Em :D .
I am a vet nurse and no it does not change there personality even with male dogs all it does is help to prevent aggression towards other dogs, she may be a little drowsy from the anaesthetic and it is best not to feed her but if you do dont worry if she vomits it up, i know it is hard but you dont want her doing too much jumping around as this can cause problems, basically they have had a hysterectomy so need to take it easy, I know that is hard with a labrador but do your best to prevent her jumping up and acting too silly, the most important thing do not allow her to lick her surgery site if she does get a bucket too put over her head
Thanks very much Kelly for the advice!! There is not one agressive bone in my pups body so its not going to change her :D , thats a relief.
I will keep her still until she looks properly healed, a few hard chewy things and cuddles should help that.:cool:
Thanks again everyone, much appreciated.
Hope all went well, and your now giving her :hugs:
all i can say is my jack russell was carm 4 the first time in his life the next day he was back to his old self
Don't stress.. She won't know any different and should calm down considerably. As u are a bubhub member, i'll asume that the fact she'll be calmer around kids will be a bonus!
It won't happen over nite,.. but it will happen.
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