I think it's a good thing you're doing Pauline. Good for Abby too. She'll stay sweet as well.
Best wishes for a successful procedure and speedy recovery for her!
My dog, Abby, is going in to get fixed today. As much as it is a good thing in the sense that it will allow her to be able to enjoy more locations and better boarding places, it makes me a little sad. She is such a sweet animal, and in my opinion, dogs are not all that out of control population-wise, even if there are thousands if not millions of unwanted puppies in the world. On the other hand, by getting her fixed she will not be adding to those numbers. I hope she comes through the surgery fine. It would be really sad if she does not make it, I have grown attached to the furry girl. I am looking forward to her getting home, though.
P.S. In case anyone is wondering no I do not think it is unreasonable that so many places require a dog to be fixed, I just think that in comparison to humans the dog population is reasonably controlled. As a human, myself, I think there are too many children that need good homes in the world, and some that need better than what they have. However, better than what they have is very open to interpretation based on the situation that they are in.
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deanhills on Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:39 pm
I agree with Dean. Will be good for Abby and you won't have to try to find good homes for any more puppies.
standready on Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:18 am
She will be fine.
She will be fine.
rx9876 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:18 am
Getting Abby fixed would certainly be a good idea. I remember when my dog was fixed some 15 years ago and you could see the stitches. Now, they seem to have vastly improved the procedure. My cat was fixed last year and she had no trouble at all! They heal quickly and she'll be bounding around soon enough.
TheGremlyn on Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:36 pm
How was the surgery? Everything went smoothly? Being a vet, I believe that neutering is the best thing you can do for your dog. You won't be just puppy free, but you're giving to your pet a better life, free of various types of cancer. You did a wonderful thing for her.
Vanilla on Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:45 am
The surgery went fine... so far no complications. Vet said to wait ten days on limited activity so that she would not rip out her stitches. That is proving to be the difficult part. She seems to be recovering just fine, just getting more than a little stir-crazy from being cooped up inside the house all the time. I am looking forward to taking her on walks around the neighborhood again and letting her play in the backyard with our cat, who is missing her puppy to play with but is not willing to come in yet. Might take Abby to the vet tomorrow to see what they think and if we need to wait the other two days before she can go explore and run about to her heart's content.
pauline123 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:37 am