We had Cedar spayed at the start of January. She did very well, though it took her about 3 days to fully recover. The vet gave us some pain pills to give if she needed them. she used them for 3 days, after that she was fine. I tried stopping the pills on day 2, but she whined a bit and wasnt comfortable. She didnt need an e-collar either, but Cedar didnt actually have any stitches. Her incision was "glued". Now, a few months later, there isnt even a scar! I did sleep with Cedar the first night to make sure she left her incision alone. I slept with her again the second night because I felt bad for putting her through everything. By the third day, we had both recovered and she was back in her kennel.
Cedar (tri), Willow (blen), & Holly (ruby)