Sniper is a bit over 5 months, so she went through her spay surgery yesterday. I wanted to wait until 6 months of age, but my vet assured me she would be fine. I work at the clinic, so I got to watch her surgery and take care of her afterwards. The poor girl had to be opened up more so than most dog spays, as the doctor couldn't find both of her ovaries without lengthening the incision, so she has some staples in her belly and has to go back in to have them removed in about a week. The vet tech also asked if it was ok if she tattooed a bullseye and Sniper's name on her belly instead of the general OHE symbol, and I of course thought that would be cute! Permanent name tag! She was also microchipped as well. My poor girl was soo out of it last night, could barely walk, I hate seeing her go through that. She was a bit constipated this AM, which the doctor said could be normal, so I gave her some pumpkin to loosen things up. She's had two small poops since this morning which is good. You wouldn't even know she had been spayed as of tonight, as she is trying to run around like a looney, and I am trying to keep her calm for the most part so she doesn't pull out her staples on her own! My husband was also just out of the hospital with a badly broken arm, pins and plates put in. Talk about stress, having both your beloved dog and DH in the hospital in surgery!! So last night, the two loves of my life were bandaged up and aching. I had a lotta snuggling to do.
My poor girl the night of the surgery.
Her tattoo on her lower belly at the base of incision. (the purple marker is where the tech was practicing her bullseye design!)