Georgia had her spay surgery last wednesday. It was a horrible day because she had to wait in a little crate the whole day long for the surgery to take place. There was an emergency and instead of having us come in later we had her in around 9 in the morning. When we called to pick her up around four pm they told us they just started. Later, when she finally had woken up (with us waiting in front of the clinic because they also said we could pick her up at 5.30) she was shaking and almost fell over when she saw us coming to pick her up. In the car she was still so dizzy she had to fight to not fall over. Georgia was so happy when she was home: Immediately recognized her pillow, lay down and needed love and attention. She kept us awake for a couple of hours whining every time we would stop petting her. Then maybe an hour after I had tried out a homeopathic cure she finally fell asleep until the next morning.
Did you ever have a dog or cat that was false pregnant? How long did it last?
Witnessing both her and John after that surgery made us hope we wouldn't have to go through this again. We'll see. Right now she doesn't lick her wound which was our biggest fear and we're actually quite surprised by the fact that she doesn't. But maybe it hasn't yet started. But all this whining is challenging enough. John came back after surgery, was just a bit unbalanced (ok, he had already had a couple of hours to wake up, when we picked him up at four) but then just came home, lay down and slept the rest of the day. No whining. Neutering I guess is less invasive but it also shows the different personalities. At least now it's done. She cannot have more puppies, won't be in heat any more and will also have a much lower risk for several diseases when she gets older.
What's your experience with a freshly spayed or neutered animal?