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Thread: Spaying a bitch with Syringomyelia.

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    I've booked her in for 9am on Saturday morning.
    I know it's the correct thing to do but still....I hope she comes through it well without complication.
    She'll have a check up on Monday and stitches out the following friday so hopefully in a week it'll all be behind her and we can relax.
    I know some of you have used babygro's or vests to put on your dogs post op to stop them eating stitches.What age group do you use? maybe age 18-24 months?
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    Will be thinking of you on Saturday Sins, I'm sure she will be just fine.

    I would write something to the vet and take it in with you, just reminding them about her condition, and about handling - ie no slip leads, to be extra careful when lifting Daisy.

    Keep us posted!!


    Yes we do use the babygros, I will have to check the size for you.

    I bought one of these {off E-bay} http://www.amazinganimal.co.uk/comfy...m-p-30869.html

    It is much kinder than the hard plastic collars, and the dogs seem to tolerate it better. It is so hard with an SM dog, but you might find she is ok in this.

    TBH most Cavaliers don't seem to bother too much with their stitches - if someone is around to supervise, then I tend to leave them "free" - obvioulsy if you are not with them, then you need to do something to protect them just in case.
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    I'd measure her neck to top of tail, then go to any second hand store -- they usually have a whole basket of used babygrows. I bought a couple in different sizes -- they were only 3 for a euro or something.
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    I have friends with babies and toddlers....I've already asked them for some old babygros and they just want to know what size...
    They've also nicknamed my house "CleanerClose Cavaliers"..after the washingpowder ad I assume...
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    Sins, I have both 12-18 months and 18-24 months...

    The smaller one worked well for the bitches, and the larger for the dogs {or bigger bitches!} Maybe ask for both, you can always return the ones you don't use!!

    Worth having a couple anyway.


    Don't forget to put them on "back to front" - ie the shorter side on top. I then found you could do a popper up next to the tail, and sometimes one on the other side too. You can just undo the popper and roll the vest up a bit for when they go out for a wee.


    Paws and everything crossed here for tomorrow.

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    Wishing Daisy well tomorrow. Will be thinking of you
    Claire
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    Good luck for tomorrow

    I chose to get Tilly spayed after finding out that she had SM. I knew that if the worst ever happened somehow and she ended up in whelp I would never forgive myself.
    Fern (Blenheim), Tilly (tri), Leo (blind, one eyed Shih tzu) and Maya (Japanese spitz.)

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    Thanks guys!
    My husband dropped her down for 9 am and we should have her back around 2 or 3 pm.I didn't sleep at all last night so I got up a 5 am and played with Holly to pass the time..poor Daisy went off all bouncy and excited,thinking she was off for a spin and a walk..poor lamb.
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    Hoping all goes well for you today. Let us know.

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    Keeping my fingers crossed for Daisy
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