My dog is FINALLY getting fixed

Australia
June 29, 2011 2:30am CST
I own 2 English Staffies & my girl (Josie) is 6 1/2 years old & I FINALLY have enough money to get her fixed without the money having to be used on other bills YAY!! I called my vet this afternoon to book her in as I found out for sure I would have the money & they had a cancellation for tomorrow!! I am happy because that means I won't get any more puppies (my boy isn't fixed) but at the same time, I am worried about her because of her age. Do you get worried about your pets when you take them in for an operation?
4 responses
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
29 Jun 11
Hello Moonchild, I'm glad that you finally got the money for spaying Josie! I know this is something you wanted to do many months ago. Of course we worry when our beloved dogs need to have a surgery but we must think positive and everything will be OK. I hope you talked to the vet and he told you that she shouldn't eat or dring a few hours before the surgery. After the surgery she will feel dizzy for some days, but soon she'll be back to normal. It took my dog 5 days to become the dog I knew but I don't regret we did the surgery. She started to eat and drink the day after the surgery but she was still dizzy for four more days.
• Australia
29 Jun 11
Yeah, they said to take all food & drink away by 8pm & that's the time now so I will be taking that away once I finish this post...I am sooo glad that I am now able to do this for josie but I am still worried I will lose her under the anesthetic because of her age but I guess I'm just a worry wart.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
29 Jun 11
It is normal to worry, she's not too young, you know. But let's think positive and hope that everything will be OK and tomorrow you will come to tell us that she recovers well from the anesthesia. I'll keep you both in my thoughts until you'll say the surgery was a success.
• Australia
29 Jun 11
Thank you inu! I will definitely be back here sometime tomorrow afternoon or night to let everyone know how Josie went.
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
8 Jul 11
Isn't it cheaper to get the boy dog done? How old is he. The thing is, Josie is middle-aged now for a dog and it would be easier for her not to have to have more litters. Operations are scary for anyone. There's always an element of risk. Hope it worked out ok.
• Australia
9 Jul 11
It is cheaper to get my boy fixed but it's also messier to leave my girl unfixed because my dogs are indoor dogs, my girl drips when she is in season. I am glad I got her fixed & she is now doing well & expected to get her stitches removed on Tuesday.
@Jessi_T (380)
• United States
30 Jun 11
I always worry but I think it's great she is finally going to be fixed. I'm sure the vet will take good care of Josie, and to get in so soon was great!
• Australia
30 Jun 11
I tellwhat, I couldn't eat until I heard from the vet today! I was so relieved then I realised I was starving lol.
• Guam
29 Jun 11
There's always a risk. I feel sorry for your dog. I don't believe in fixing a dog no matter what the Vet says. Sicerely, Don
• Australia
29 Jun 11
Yeah, I don't like doing it & my boy isn't getting fixed. i do feel sorry for Josie too because she will be sore for a few days at least. I am however relieved because I will have no more puppies & I don't like the mess when girls are on heat & my dogs are inside dogs.