Well the vet told me not to feed her or give her a drink after 8pm. I followed all the rules she told me to. I tired feeding her around 9, but she ended up vomiting. Is that normal? For a dog not to eat or drink the first day. And to vomit? The paper that the vet gave me is about after care. It says the call the vet if the dog vomits. Is it something I need to worry about? I mean she's only threw up once...
By tomorrow will she be alright?
Can anybody help me and answer the questions. I'm just scared for her..
Thanks for you help.
|I never had a female spayed, only males, so I can't help you and tell you wheather its' normal. It worries me though that its mentioned in there that you need to contact the vet if she vomits. I don't know if you live in a big city and if there is an animal emergency maybe you can call them and ask if it's normal. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.Hope she feels better.
|Every dog responds to surgery and the drugs used differently, just like people). Alot depends on the type and how much of anethesia used. Some Vets are a bit more heavy handed than others. Also was she given pain medication..
The most important thing would be that your dog is getting fluids down and keeping them down. I would certainly let your VET know that she is/has vomited but wouldn't panic. Laying around sleeping can also be a very normal reaction. I have had dogs come back from spay/neuter and be their normal bouncey self and others come back and drag around for a couple of days.
Ty, my maltese, was neutered just a couple of weeks ago, was so lethargic for three days after his neuter we started to call him the pillow prince because all he wanted to do was sleep on the pillow. He was fine after a few days.
By this morning she should certainly be up moving around drinking and peeing. Her appetite may not yet be normal but that is ok. If she is still vomiting or if she is not peeing definately call the VET.
Good Luck, sometimes they just need a little extra TLC.
|Mojo had an undecended testicle. His neuter was much like a spay, very invasive. He came home, went behind tha couch and didn't move the rest of the day. He was still fairly dopey the next couple of days from the pain killers and little appitite.
Anesthesia can be very upsetting to the stomach. Some dogs are more sensitive to it. I would make sure she is drinking this morning and only a small bit of food at a time. If she is still vomiting after that I would call the vet.
|Usually a spay will have this effect on the animal. It depends on what they used as an anesthetic but it sounds like maybe ace and torb or dorm and torb. Ace leaves the pupils dilated a lot but besides that both combos will leave the dog drowsy for up to 48 hours even. We say dont feed them because it isnt good for a dog to eat after anestesia because they are still drowsy and might choke. Vomiting is normal too since the body is still getting rid of the anesthetic gas and preanesthetic drugs. Don't worry about it, she will be just fine. I see it alot in clinics but they all usually do fine. She will back to normal in a day or so. Also dont let her lick at the incision site. If they used stitches on the outside dont let her play with them, they need to stay in so that the incision can heal. IF she is licking at it try to discourage it because it will cause the site to get inflammed and red but other than that she should just be fine. She shouldnt have any pain due to the Torb given maybe just a little sore.|
|I'm not good with anthesthesia either, I vomit even with the anti vomit meds. So just be patient with her. Let her sleep. Offer ice cubes for water or just water in small amounts and let her be.
And by all means, don't let her lick her stitches. I have a bitch who licked and ended up with skin lumps.......she was spay 10 years ago and the lumps are still there. One is the size of a golf ball!! OK, her case is extreme, but do put your little on in a T-shirt to discourage licking....gather up the excess at the bottom and put a knot in it (over the back). Having the shirt there discourages many girls from licking.
It's natural for you to be concerned and as her mom you have her best interest in mind. I know this is kinda late but I wanted to put your mind at ease. Sedation for some animals and uprights causes nausea afterwards. The aftercare paper is to give you some idea of what might occur. If your girl was continuously vomiting then that's another story than if she just vomited once. I wouldn't worry about the one time.
What you have to be the most concerned about is infection (then vomiting may be as a result of that and not of feeling nauseas from the anesthetic). It rarely happens but the sign of infection, would be red and swollen in the area where she recieved stitches. (Not to be confused with how it looked like after her surgery as there is always a bit of red and swelling in the area that was worked on.) I'm referring to MORE swelling than what it looked like when you picked her up. Signs of infection then would be vomiting and fever. You would then need to call your vet asap. You know it's like being a first time mom..a good vet wouldn't mind a call at a reasonable hour if it's to put your mind at ease.
<<<Has gone through spaying and neutering of aprox 35 to 40 cats and dogs. I was always a little nervous with each one when they had to go through surgeries. Some seem to bounce back immediately while others appear to need a full 24 hrs before they return to their usual self.
Just watch for exessive licking and try to prevent her from doing that.
Let us know how she is tomorrow. Hugs to you both.
Marianne and the boys
|How is your pup doing today guest?|
|I just had my 9 month old pug spayed and she has vomited three times already and she has only been home for 4 hrs. I have been worried also. I didn't receive any post surgery care. They just said don't let her pick at her stitches. I have no idea what to expect! She had a vomit that was bright yellow. Is that normal? Could it be the anesthesia?|
|Probably. Can you call the vet or is it too late?|
|Bright yellow usually just means she has an empty stomach.
Has she had any water yet?
I would still call the vet if you can to ask any questions you may have...
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