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Old 07-27-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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Our dog has been home from being spayed now for 24 hours with no desire to eat. She drank some water last night (probably too much) and threw up a little later. When should we expect her to eat? Is there anything we should do to get her to eat something?
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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How is she otherwise? Is she walking, pottying and acting all right? Also, how old is she? Anesthetic can be hard on the stomach, so if she is fine otherwise, it doesn't sound serious. It isn't unusual for dogs to refuse food after surgery, and they can go longer than you think without food. But water is another thing. If she won't drink, try using a rubber ball syringe to get some water into her. Do it slowly so she doesn't throw it up. Or try giving her some ice if she likes that. Good luck to you and your girl! (We're having our pup neutered a week from Monday.)

One more thing, by all means, if she doesn't appear to be acting normally or seems to be getting worse and not rebounding from the anesthesia, go see your vet right away. She should be gradually getting better. You don't want to see any decline in her condition.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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She is still mostly sleeping, but is more alert than last night when she really wouldn't even lift her head.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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Chicken broth is usually a good enticer, low sodium is best, it will help get some liquids into her. I've also found that when my dogs feel yucky they will usually eat poached eggs.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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She drank when we put the bowl right in front of her. Also got some wet food and she ate that right up. We had tried all of her favorites before, her bowl had her dry food, some cheerios, a couple of treats and a bit of peanut butter and nothing. She's so spoiled. I feel better that she at least got something in her and kept it down. The next challenge is being able to get sleep without her fussing with her incision, I don't think the cone will be an option.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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My basset was spayed three days ago and is still constipated and lethargic. The vet says this is normal. She wouldn't eat the first 1.5 days but she did eat a cooked hamburger today with some scrambled eggs. Tomorrow, if she's willing, she will go back on her regular doggy diet.

So I wouldn't worry. Spaying is a more invasive surgery on females than the boys.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:32 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Try not to worry. Her staying calm is good. Eating light is ok. I see girls do this til stitches come out the run around like nothing happened.... go figure!
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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Okay, this all sounds like good news.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:39 AM
 
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I had my kitten whose about 10 months old spayed about 6 days ago is throwing up & wont eat...she acted fine the first couple days but then started throwing up & wont eat or drink
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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try some Hamburg with rice and give small amounts. Boil Hamburg and drain off fat and add some rice.
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