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    Number of days for Pain/discomfort after spaying

    Hi,
    My 8 year old german shepherd was spayed Mar 17th, but is still having some pain/discomfort 7 days later like whimpering, some restlessness, trying to scratch the incision, etc.
    Otherwise, she is doing fine--eating, pooping, etc.

    I did take her in to the vet to check her out, and they could not find anything wrong and suggested waiting for a couple more days.

    I was wondering what the experience has been for other owners of older dogs that have been spayed?

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    Arun
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    Re: Number of days for Pain/discomfort after spaying

    Did she get any pain medication after her surgery?
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    Re: Number of days for Pain/discomfort after spaying

    Yes. Vet prescribed carprofen for 5 days, but she still is in some slight discomfort 8 days after the surgery. Otherwise she seems in good health. So was wondering if some older dogs just take a bit longer to heal/be pain free....

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    Re: Number of days for Pain/discomfort after spaying

    I wonder if it's because of her age? I assume older dogs would take longer to heal.

    We had our dog spayed at around 7 months. She was groggy the first night, but by the second day we really couldn't tell she had had surgery at all, she was back to her usual self.
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    Re: Number of days for Pain/discomfort after spaying

    It could very well be that older dogs take longer to heal. Tessa was like Jenn's dog - sleepy the first night, but fed up with being confined by the second night.

    If she is still having discomfort, I don't think its out of line to ask the vet for additional pain relief. Tessa got 10 days worth after her spay, and a spay is major abdominal surgery.
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    Re: Number of days for Pain/discomfort after spaying

    It could very well be that older dogs take longer to heal. Tessa was like Jenn's dog - sleepy the first night, but fed up with being confined by the second night.

    If she is still having discomfort, I don't think its out of line to ask the vet for additional pain relief. Tessa got 10 days worth after her spay, and a spay is major abdominal surgery.
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    Re: Number of days for Pain/discomfort after spaying

    It has been more than 2 weeks. How is the pain?
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