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My 23 week old Ella has been desexed and had her dew-claws removed.
She is still pretty drowsy so all is good,what I would like to know is all
your different expearences with your dobe after surgery.As I am hoping
not to need to use the cone collar:help_up_2.She is still in teething aswell,can I espect a very difficult time:confused2

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To be safe, I'd leave the collar on at least when you are not home. If she licks and it gets infected, then you have a longer recovery process and possibly a need for antibiotics, another vet visit.

IF you can supervise her 100% of the time, it may be safe to leave the cone off. It depends on the dog. Personally I just leave it on. That way I know they can't lick and the healing process can be as short as possible.
 

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It's been the second day now and more herself.wanting to play, wanting to chew her bandagers on her legs but leaving the belly allown, so alls good so far.
I really think she is going to be bored in the morning.it has been raining so I havn't been able to let her get her bandages wet:(Hope that stops tommorrow
so I can take her for a walk.I tried the cone on her head and it was that wide she had trouble manuvering around the house,so she just sat there.

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If you have to leave the collar on her all the time, those big bulky plastic cones can become an irritation in a big hurry. Petco (and Im sure other pet supply stores like PetSmart and others) have a product called ProCollar which is alot easier to manage on a full time basis
ProCollar
it might be worth checking into
 
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It's been the second day now and more herself.wanting to play, wanting to chew her bandagers on her legs but leaving the belly allown, so alls good so far.
I really think she is going to be bored in the morning.it has been raining so I havn't been able to let her get her bandages wet:(Hope that stops tommorrow
so I can take her for a walk.I tried the cone on her head and it was that wide she had trouble manuvering around the house,so she just sat there.

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Did your vet give you the ok to take her for a walk so soon? Flirt healed extremely fast from her spay (or at least compared to wimpy Vizslas). But I still did not let her do anything but go potty on lead for 7-9 days. And until 2 weeks after the sapy she was still always on lead in the yard. My vet recmomends 14 days of "rest" of sorts after spay.

If you leave the cone on, she'll figure it out. I desensitize all dogs/puppies to a cone before they need one. At some point, all my dogs have needed one. I'm pretty strict about making sure they wear it too. I'd rather have them heal faster.
 
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