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Old 01-24-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: NC close to the MTs and near the lakes.
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CoCo is ready to get spayed and as I have been reading this board tonight I read about the dog who died while under anesthesia. Now I am afraid. All of my dogs have always been spayed and I have never given it a second thought so while we are away for business all four of our dogs will be boarded at the vets as usual but CoCo will also be getting spayed. We will only be gone for a few days but I am now thinking of staying home. I know the vet will be using gas and no injections and that as soon as the gas stops she will wake up. Our vet said she does this on small dogs. I didn't mean to make a new thread but I didn't want to hijack the other posters thread.
We wanted to have her spayed and we were also concerned about the other three dogs getting at her. This business trip came up so that solved the problem. CoCo being cared for a few days alone. Need I be worring?
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Living on 10 acres in Oklahoma
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I think it is only natural to worry a bit. Statistics are considerably in your favor for a safe surgery. My dog just had TTA surgery on her acl. I've always had all my pets spayed and neutered...all surgeries went well. Talk to your vet. I'm sure they can calm your fears and easily answer your questions.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: NC close to the MTs and near the lakes.
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I think it is only natural to worry a bit. Statistics are considerably in your favor for a safe surgery. My dog just had TTA surgery on her acl. I've always had all my pets spayed and neutered...all surgeries went well. Talk to your vet. I'm sure they can calm your fears and easily answer your questions.
I really was not afraid until I read that post. We did talk to the vet last week when Coco was getting her last shot and she then told us she would use only the gas to knock CoCo out but reading that thread today and even though all the dogs i have ever had got spayed I got a shiver of dread. My little 4 lb ball of fluff going thru that. I know she will be OK I do trust our vet and she will be talking care of CoCo for a few days. Like I said we will be leaving on a business trip tomorrow and the surgery will be Monday. We won't be home for a few days.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Since she is so small, they will only use gas on her. I forget, what breed of dog is she?
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: NC close to the MTs and near the lakes.
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She is a pom. Here is a picture of her in the first snowfall in NC last week. I have all the other pics of my dogs in my album

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Old 01-25-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Oh my, she's a cutie
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: NC close to the MTs and near the lakes.
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Oh my, she's a cutie
Thank you and she is the sweetest (I shouldn't say this) of all my dogs.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:04 AM
 
Location: California
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Just wanted to wish the very best to Coco today and for a quick easy recovery. What a cutie! I'm sure she'll be fine....She will recieve good care at the vet hospital...keep us posted
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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Just for the record:

Anytime your dog has surgery, INSIST on having pulse oximetry and continuous ECG readouts and a SPECIFIC PERSON designated to watch those two instruments and their readings. It's no good having a pulse oximeter there if nobody's looking at the data!

I have a pug, and they're notoriously sensitive to anaesthesia and for his neuter I ensured (and paid extra!) for these measures to be put in place.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: NC close to the MTs and near the lakes.
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The Vet just called hubby's cell since that is our away life line and CoCo surgery went very well. I just wish I was there to take her home and not 10 hours away.
Thank you all for caring.
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