Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Spayed

Tilly had her operation yesterday. She was only at the vets for three and a half hours and I was so relieved when they phoned to say she was fine and I could go and collect her, I suppose I am just an anxious Mum. They provided her with  a cone but asked if I wanted a medical pet shirt but the cost would be extra so I said I would have that and I'm glad I did as it is ideal for her to sleep in. She slept soundly in her bed downstairs for the rest of the day and I carried her upstairs and she slept  in her crate all night. She did wake us up at four thirty this morning with her whimpering and I got up to give her some pain relief and have stayed up all day with her but today she prefers to snuggle up on the sofa. I have to email a photo of her wound to the vet on Friday and take her to have her stitches removed on Friday of next week.

 

She really does not like this cone and I can't say I blame her. She probably won't be too keen on going to visit the vet again either.

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  1. Awww, poor Tilly - I know her face can't really be seen but she looks really sorry for herself in the second photo. I like the idea of having the shirt, she will probably be able to sleep much better than with the cone on her head. I have to ask though - is there something special about the shirt from the vet? Would an ordinary dog t-shirt not do the same job? When Sophie had her major op three years ago that's what she wore and she was fine. I hope Tilly heals okay and she gets her stitches taken out with no problems - give her a gentle cuddle from me :)

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    1. I'm glad I agreed to having the pet shirt. It fits like a babygrow with poppers and an extra popper so she can have a wee without taking it off. I have put it for wash this morning so she'll have to wear the cone today. She's slept well last night and is doing very well. I certainly will give her a cuddle from you Eunice, thank you. A link to the pet shirt:
      https://medicalpetshirts.com/products/mps-medical-pet-shirt-dog/

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  2. How long will she have to wear the shirt or the cone for? Poor little Tilly, I hope she is a quick healer and is soon back to her normal lively self. xx

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    1. She'll have to wear the shirt or cone for ten days until her stitches are taken out by the vet. They're to stop her from biting at them and pulling them out herself. She's doing really well thanks Eileen. I think I'll have a job stopping her from jumping about like she normally does :)

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  3. Yes, poor Tilly, but sometimes necessary for our pets. One of our cats had to wear a cone after damaging her leg & she "hated" it and kept bumping into everything. Glad the shirt is good for her when sleeping. Sending cuddles to Tilly. Take care & hugs.

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    1. All my dogs have been bitches and either spayed by pet rescues before we've rehomed them or we've had it done for them. I don't believe in breeding puppies and I'd never be able to let them go. Tilly hates the cone and the pet shirt is a much better solution, I'm glad I was offered the chance to buy one.

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  4. Aww, poor Tilly, but, it had to be done, didn't it? Hope she heals quickly and won't fuss too much when she has to go to the vet's next! Give her an extra treat from me, please!

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    1. Having her spayed was a necessity for us. She'll have no more seasons, we don't want her being bothered by male dogs or having puppies and spaying can prevent some cancers occurring. She'll be fine and will soon get over the ordeal but I think pets do remember the nasty vets place :) I certainly will give her an extra treat, thank you Bless.

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  5. Oh bless her, wearing that cone! That will be one less thing to worry about, at least. I hope she recovers quickly. X

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    1. She does not like that cone at all, she won't do what she needs to do in the garden while wearing it.
      She's doing well Jules and she'll soon get over the ordeal.

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  6. Awww, bless her. It's so hard to see them so sorry for themselves when you can't even explain it to them. I remember Archie cried all night when he had the chop. At least it's over and done with now, it's just a case of keeping her off those stitches now.

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    1. I did feel bad for putting her through this ordeal and hearing her cry was hard. Poor Archie, it's just as bad for the boys as it is for the girls. By this evening she is getting back to normal and playing with her toys, keeping her quiet is going to be difficult.

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  7. Oh, poor darling (that's both of you, xxx) Hope you are both feeing better soon, definitely keep on top of the Loxicom or whatever pain meds you have. As you can see, managed to get back online, hope you got the email in the meantime. x

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    1. Thanks Jayne. She is having Loxicom and I was told to put it on her food but Tilly is such a fussy eater I put the syringe into her mouth to make sure she had the full dose. I had computer problems this morning and Blogger was playing up so I abandoned it and all seems OK this evening. I will reply to your two emails in the morning x

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  8. oh bless her, hope it heals quickly. x

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    1. She's doing well. Her wound looks OK and I just need to keep her calm now, not an easy job :)

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  9. From Ann via Bloglovin'
    Phew! glad Tilly is okay. Always a worry when they are out of our hands, at least perhaps that's my way of thinking - I'm a terrible control freak! lol.

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    1. She's doing well Ann. I must be a control freak as well then :-)

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  10. You are not a control freak - you just love Tilly and want things to be as good for her as possible.

    I have always done the "squirt down throat" trick with loxicom, followed by a little bit of cheese or whatever was the current favourite treat.

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    1. It works well syringing the painkiller directly into her mouth and she doesn't seen to mind at all and it's followed by a treat of course.

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