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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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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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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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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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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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