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I ok'd pain meds for Calli while getting spayed, and they also sent me home with some today.

Previcox.

Now I remember Bogey getting sick (horrible diharrea(sp?)) after his neuter, and I dont know if he was because of the pills or because he picked up something at the vets.

I guess what Im asking is would you give your dog the pain meds?

I dont want to cause her any un-needed stress. But I dont want her to be hurting either.
 

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Yes, I would. Would you want pain medication after having your ovaries and uterus removed? A spay is painful, and it's impossible to say why Bogey vomited (stress, anesthesia, pain meds, fed too soon, etc.). Excessive pain can delay the healing process and make her more likely to mess with her sutures. That being said, watch for side effects as with any medication :) Hope she heals up quickly!
 

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I did give Diesel pain meds after his neuter - becacuse he was whimpering. If he seemed to not be in pain I would probably hold off.

My Shepherd had no pain meds when she was spayed appeared to suffer not a bit of pain. I think if she were in pain she would not have jumped up onto the dining room table the day she came home.

So - I would follow her lead. If she appears subdued, shaking, hunched over a bit or whimpers she could probably use some relief.
 

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I did give Diesel pain meds after his neuter - becacuse he was whimpering. If he seemed to not be in pain I would probably hold off.

My Shepherd had no pain meds when she was spayed appeared to suffer not a bit of pain. I think if she were in pain she would not have jumped up onto the dining room table the day she came home.

So - I would follow her lead. If she appears subdued, shaking, hunched over a bit or whimpers she could probably use some relief.
I will pay very close attention. Thanks!
 

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YES I would!

I hope she heals quick too, she's been a trooper so far! Thanks!
:) That's how I usually gauge my guess. We don't know for sure how exactly animals feel pain, or how they show it. I'd rather err on the side of caution than have them in pain, but that's me personally.
 

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I am with you on the caution side. It just seemed with Bogey, he was in more pain because of it.
They only gave for three days so we'll see how it goes. Thanks again!
 
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