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Dax will be getting spayed October 5th. I know it is a way off however I like to be prepared and know what to expect. Even though I had 3 females I can't remember any of the details. The thimble is full and only so much knowledge can be stored at one time. I know about not running around, jumping up and keeping her in the back yard on a leash when going potty so no chance of running around. A lot of crate down time. My question is how to stop the licking of the stitches. Is the only way to put the cone of shame on her. I was thinking about those soft pillow types that wrap around the neck however I think they are still able and will be able to turn around and get to the stitches. Any other suggestions. Thanks

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I've never had to use a cone on any of mine. She may or may not have external stitches. The vet who spayed most of my current cats and dogs used glue for the skin closure, and Lily had dissolving sutures that were pretty much buried.

Options for a regular Elizabethan collar would be one of those inflatable donut looking collars or a bite-not collar that looks kind of like a cervical collar.

I've found that a dab of Bitter Apple next to (NOT directly on) the incision pretty too care of anyone who was overly interested in picking.
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Rosemary beat me to it! Donut and some apple cider vinegar.

Also, limit exercise especially jumping on couches, beds... It's very hard but that area is very prone to the stitches pulling out.
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Can't comment much on a spay, as I've never had a female dog, but I've heard a story where a dog pulled out her stitches after spay and... lets just say 'stuff' was hanging out until someone realised.

I'd say definitely no running, jumping, try to limit exercise and stairs (the latter can be okay providing they don't jump up/down them) and no long walks. Try to keep it clean and dry, so definitely no licking or water games. I've had neutered dogs under constant supervision, to the point where I took time off work and slept on the floor with him to prevent him jumping up on the (our) bed and making sure he wasn't licking. The first three days were the worst, but I'd just tell him to leave it and he would.

Obviously, any issues, straight to the vet!
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Hi. Do you have the option of keyhole surgery? We had Darcy spayed this way, back to normal the next day and no stitches. It's fantastic and would highly recommend it.
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If not given with your dobermans spay surgery, request & give pain medication as directed! remember this is major abdominal surgery, keep pet restricted no running, jumping or rough housing for at least 5 days! 30+ years as a vet tech is where I am coming from. I have seen & heard it all.
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Hi. Do you have the option of keyhole surgery? We had Darcy spayed this way, back to normal the next day and no stitches. It's fantastic and would highly recommend it.
Keyhole (laporoscopic) spays seem to be more common in the UK than over here. Over here, a spay is usually done with an abdominal incision, and both the ovaries and uterus are removed, versus just the ovaries with a keyhole spay.


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I have had several females spayed including Kris and have never had to use a collar on any of them. They were dissolvable stitches and they never bothered them and you did not need to take them back in to have them removed.

Within a few years after spaying, you would never know they had been done, no scar at all. Our Vet does put a tattoo in their ear while they are under aneasthetic which is good identification. I have found stray dogs, looked at their tattoo and phoned up the Vet and they knew whose dog it was.
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If she’s not the type that you think will chew or pull at cloth, you can always try what we used with Capri during her many surgeries.



She used a women’s small size sleeper PJ's (though this one is an x-large boys size, but it didn’t quite fit--body length was a little short)--arms and legs cut short, with the zipper down her back. If you want, you can even cut a hole for her tail and pee parts , pin the floppy legs around her back legs snuggly, and she will be able to go out to the bathroom without you having to remove her pajamas. Only problem, sleeper PJ's can be hard to find except around xmas time. But maybe you could order one or two early.

Capri was about 65-70 lbs with a somewhat long body, so your sizes may vary.

My vet actually recommended onesies

but that must have been for small dogs--finding a dobe size onesie proved to be impossible.

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One thing I think might be worth mentioning is look out for those post op hormones. Sure it probably doesn't happen to everyone but Darcy turned into a bit of a monster for about 2 weeks and it was my dog trainer that pointed out that it was her hormones. She was suddenly disobedient and became the Hulk with other dogs when out on walks - I wasn't warned of this and didn't see it coming! Fortunately, it didn't last!
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One thing I think might be worth mentioning is look out for those post op hormones. Sure it probably doesn't happen to everyone but Darcy turned into a bit of a monster for about 2 weeks and it was my dog trainer that pointed out that it was her hormones. She was suddenly disobedient and became the Hulk with other dogs when out on walks - I wasn't warned of this and didn't see it coming! Fortunately, it didn't last!
That's interesting. I don't think I've ever seen that with any of my girls.


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I remember when we neutered Kip, he seemed a bit confused and a little tentative when he met unfixed male dogs--like he didn’t know where he fit into the scheme for a while. Only lasted for a few weeks, but I always thought it was a hormonal thing.

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My vet actually recommended onesies

but that must have been for small dogs--finding a dobe size onesie proved to be impossible.
I really hope this inspires someone here to start making doberman sized onesies.
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