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Dazee is getting spayed tomorrow (10/11) - question

post #1 of 19
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I'm nervous. Called the vet's office to see if they have someone in the clinic over night or just leave the cats/dogs in cages.

The animals are left alone from 6pm to 8am. I asked if picking Dazee up in the afternoon would be a problem. The receptionist said it could be discussed, but probably not.

Am I being too over protective to want Dazee home after her surgery, where in case there is a problem... I can take her to the emergency vet.

Tara
post #2 of 19
No, I dont think you are. I know it's standard practice for them to keep them, even if nobody will be there. I personally will not leave them if there's not a Dr or tech on premisis all night. I just tell them that I will keep them in a quiet and safe room.
post #3 of 19
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Thank you, Sandie

Tara
post #4 of 19
My vet releases the animal the same day. I can pick my kitties up starting at 3.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by STLGRL5
My vet releases the animal the same day. I can pick my kitties up starting at 3.
Thanks
post #6 of 19
Abby came home the same day, but just be prepared that she may still be under the anesthetic and a bit woozy. Make sure you gt good care instructions from the vet before you leave. I wouldn't be comfortable leaving her unattended.
post #7 of 19
Mine came home the same day and she was not herself for a while. Two days straight of hissing and wanting no one to even look at her.
post #8 of 19
The last cat I took in to be spayed came home that night. She slept in a corner for hours and I got a bit worried but by the next morning she was fine. I'd get the cat home asap, I'd find it hard to trust anyone else to have the same personal interest in my cat as I would - not that I don't trust the vet or their staff, but I always think the animals are better off at home, they will get over it quicker I think.

Sue
post #9 of 19
If no vet tech stays all night with the animals, I would not allow them to keep your cat overnight. The idea is for someone to be watching over her during those post-op hours.

I just had my third one spayed and brought her home the same day. She was woozy from the anesthetic pretty much until the next day.
post #10 of 19
I would never allow my kitties to be left alone at a vets office overnight without supervision.

If one of my kitties was so ill that overnight care was needed...I would transfer to an animal hospital that had everything they might need including an experienced tech with them at all times.

After a spay or neuter they should be able to go home by late afternoon.
Let us know how it went.
post #11 of 19
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Thank you, everyone

When I called a few minutes ago (lunch time here), they said she did ok. The vet tried to insist she stay over night, I politely told her no. Dazee gets to come back home in about 4 hours.
post #12 of 19
Sadie had a lot of trouble walking when I first brought her home. Her hind legs would not follow her front legs.
Just keep a really close watch on her & she should be fine. Thanks for the update.
post #13 of 19
I'm glad the procedure went well. All 4 of our girls came home the same day they were spayed. We were just told to give them a quiet place and just a light meal e.g. chicken and rice, scrambled eggs or a bit of boiled fish. They were all fine, sometimes a little wobbly from the anaesthetic.

I think you have done the right thing, what benefit can they have by being kept in a strange place, unattended over night when you could be watching over them at home?
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
I'm glad the procedure went well.

I think you have done the right thing, what benefit can they have by being kept in a strange place, unattended over night when you could be watching over them at home?
Dazee's facial expression seemed to say "please get me out of here, don't like it." when I arrived at the vet's office this afternoon. She has slept for the most part. Few times she has been awake, Dazee seemed content with being held, spoke to, familar faces... what is normal for her.

I am very glad I brought her home this evening. Thank you, everyone!!!
post #15 of 19
I am glad to hear you brought her home and listened to your gut! I know I would not be comfortable leaving my girls in the vets overnight with no one there. I am having them spayed next month and they also come hom the same day!!

Good Luck
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by DazeeMazeeGraze
I'm nervous. Called the vet's office to see if they have someone in the clinic over night or just leave the cats/dogs in cages.

The animals are left alone from 6pm to 8am. I asked if picking Dazee up in the afternoon would be a problem. The receptionist said it could be discussed, but probably not.

Am I being too over protective to want Dazee home after her surgery, where in case there is a problem... I can take her to the emergency vet.

Tara
i don't see why they'd care, as long as you didn't hold them responsible for complications. i usually take mine to a low-cost clinic, where you drop the animal off in the morning, & pick them up around noon. they're still very woozy, & sleep the rest of the day, then are back to normal the next day. unless the cat was unusually old or sickly, she'll probably do fine.
post #17 of 19
I agree with your instincts completely. My feeling is that if a cat is fragile enough to be hospitalized, then he is fragile enough to be where someone has an eye on him all night long.
post #18 of 19
Well Im kicking myself right now. (There needs to be a smiley for that..) I hadent even thought that there might not be someone there all night with my kitten...This thread has got me thinking now and I should have asked. I knew that I didnt want her in a cage all night crying or feeling alone so I did get them to let her have a teeshirt of mine, but I never thought about being totally alone, well with other pets, all night. Breaks my heart. Im going to be calling first thing in the AM to check on her and see how shes doing.
Thats great that you thought to ask that and got to bring your baby home the same day.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by lizk729
Well Im kicking myself right now. (There needs to be a smiley for that..) I hadent even thought that there might not be someone there all night with my kitten...This thread has got me thinking now and I should have asked. I knew that I didnt want her in a cage all night crying or feeling alone so I did get them to let her have a teeshirt of mine, but I never thought about being totally alone, well with other pets, all night. Breaks my heart. Im going to be calling first thing in the AM to check on her and see how shes doing.
Thats great that you thought to ask that and got to bring your baby home the same day.
You needn't worry - serious complications after spays are very, vary rare and almost always happen during surgery or within the first couple of hours afterward. By that night, the risk of real complications is extremely low. Your cat will benefit from restricted activity in the cage overnight. The trade-off is not being able to keep an eye on her. Ideally, she would be caged where someone can watch her. If that is not an option, then you have to choose between two fine but admittedly non-ideal alternatives.

For me, all my spays come home that night.
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