Olivia is having trouble with the surgery aftercare plan she is supposed to be following. On August 12th, she headed out early with Mom to be spayed. She was so excited to go somewhere, only to find out it was not really a fun outing.
Her surgery went really well, and she came back home just a few hours after coming out of surgery. Deciding to have her spayed now was something Mom planned and discussed with our vet over several months. Because of what happened to me with my phantom pregnancy last summer, Mom decided to go ahead and spay Olivia after one heat cycle. None of us want to run the risk of her having a phantom pregnancy.
The day after surgery, Olivia was tired and slept a lot, but then she started feeling good. Being on pain meds makes it rough keeping her from going wild! The first seven days, dogs need to refrain from running, jumping, climbing stairs etc. How could we keep Olivia still? The puppy playpen we reviewed earlier this year has saved us! Mom put it up in the living room for Olivia to hang out in safely.
When Mom can keep an eye on Olivia, she is allowed out to roam around, but the stairs have a gate so she can’t go up them. She was pretty good about it all until about day six. Olivia likes to hang out with her toys, or chew on an antler, but after too many days of that, she was ready to get her wild pants back on.
As of yesterday, she is starting to go on longer walks and is not in her playpen as much. Unfortunately, she needs to refrain from running and wild play for another six days. Thankfully, she has nose work class to keep her brain busy, and we all have nose work trials this weekend so time will pass a bit faster.
The incision has been amazing, so small, never swollen or red, healing perfectly. We are super thankful everything has gone so well with her surgery. Our vet really did a great job! Now if we can all survive a few more days before the wild pants get dusted off and put on, life will get back to normal!
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