Well, this day had finally come. We were very nervous as she is nearly 6 years old. Her previous owners never took proper care of her she was purely for breeding. (Which she couldn't do as she's too small, and wouldn't do and she's too timid and shy!)
We set up her car cage at home. She loves the cage, often choosing to sit in it when we are out and about. We also wanted it so if we were out for a minuet she could be put inside it and not launch herself up at the sofa!
We brought her a new blanket as a new get well prezzie which she loved having a quick snooze in!
We also got her a special collar, it's a stiff fabric rather than the plastic. She seemed to take to it much better than the vet-issues plastic ones. Only downside was she lost some of her side-vision making her (understandably) a bit jumpy if anyone snuck up from behind!
Initially we were really worried about her. She didn't cope with it well, she got really stressed and a stressed Kate means a poorly Kate! She had poorly poops, and some vomiting too. She had been off her food and generally under the weather. We knew it would be tough on her, her older years and the fact she is so small!Luckily, My Partner and I planned in our days off around it so she was with one of us full time for the first 6 days.(lucky considering how often she needed to poop!!)
However, this morning she is much more like herself. I took her collar off whilst we were walking and she enjoyed a bit of sun!
But she had the cone on for some of her walk.
But as we speak, she is fast asleep, still resting. She didn't sleep well at the start of all this - so she is more than making up for it now!! Any Excuse... :-)
Was anyone else's poochy poorly after general anaesthetic? Any did anyone find any handy hits for dealing with it.. She's due two more major ops over the next year or so...