Our girl was spayed a few days ago. Our vet said she should have no activity for the next 12 days. She offered us sedatives. We quickly declined this as we would rather not drug our dog. However now that Tilly has her energy back we are struggling to keep her calm. We can walk her on the leash but she really can't play at all. Does anyone have any suggestions? Would you give your dog a sedative? Thanks so much for any suggestions. We just want to make sure she heals well and doesn't get any infections.
Is she crate-trained? Keep her crated if she is not with you,so you can make sure she stays quiet. This is one of the most difficult things to do - keep a Lab quiet when they don't feel bad! But no, do not get the sedatives, just don't let her jump or run.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
No I would not give my dog a sedative. They would be confined to a crate.
♣ Laura ♣
keep her on a leash and crate when you can't.
get stuff liked kongs and stuff them. lots of training to keep her mind busy. kong wobbler, new chew toy (not toy to play and throw). tug a jug. all these things can help take the edge off my keeping her MIND busy
I have had many dogs after surgery ( I foster) and never had ot use a sedative.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
Mine was spayed on Tuesday so we are dealing with the same thing. It was easy when she first came home and was groggy but very difficult now. We are not taking her out of the yard but she is probably a bit more active than very would like. I am keeping an eye on her incision and it looks really good so I am not too worried. Fortunately she is not bothering it as she can somehow get out of the cone.
Hmmm...Zoe was spayed on a Friday and went to puppy kindergarten 4 days later and was fine. However, if your vet said to rest her for 12 days, then I guess you should listen. Good healing thoughts for your girl.
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
When Hera got spayed we just gave her things (like the kong, stuffed animals, squeaky things) just to keep her busy. After 3 days I did start taking her for calm slow walks which the vet said was ok. Training helped too. Pretty much to keep her busy without doing anything to straining. No car rides. Had to take her to the vet after she was spayed (we had 3 days from getting her to take her for a free check up) and her glue (which is the shelters cheap and easy way to close up) came undone due to the stress from the car ride. She had to be re glued at the office. But she spent most of that recovering time time on the couch relaxing with a bully stick lol which are fantastic! Keeps them very busy for a long time!