Spay and Deramaxx
Maiya (2 years old) was spayed yesterday. She was prescribed a pain med and only wish I had researched Deramaxx on DT before giving her the first dose. But, I logged on this morning and read the previous posts about it.
Thank you! to all on DT for their past input on the dangers of Deramaxx and helpful links. I just called the vet and we are switching to tramadol.
So Maiya is on reduced activity for 12-14 days - which is going to be difficult for both her and her 10 month old "brother". It's been 13 years since my last Dobe was spayed so I don't remember much about after care. Hoping Maiya doesn't end up needing a cone around her neck because she won't move a muscle with one of those on her. I tried a soft, cloth one (before her spay) and had to return that one too. I have a thick neck collar but it didn't seem to help with my other Dobe. Other suggestions from the vet were a t-shirt or bitter apple cream around (not on) the incision. Hoping she'll leave the incision alone.
So happy that her surgery is over and things went well.
Last edited by R2reddobes; 04-25-2012 at 01:55 PM.