Had my Fenris neutered on the 28th of July... Have had nothing but problems since then...
He had a puppy bacterial infection. They said it wasn't bad enough to effect the surgery. His belly looked much better when we picked him up since they scrubbed it all while he was under.
He went through the surgery like a champ.
First problem was that he wanted nothing more than to chew and lick at the incision site. This meant he had to wear a cone. He has to wear it until tomorrow.
The first night, the shot of pain killer they gave him wore off. He was up all night whining and crying. What did this mean for me? No sleep. Couldn't get any sleep because he couldn't.
The following morning he was started on an antibiotic and pain killer...
The pain killer did not work. We gave it a day... Then went back to the vet. He ended up on one that he takes 3 times a day and hates. At least we both sleep.
The antibiotics don't seem to be clearing up his puppy bacterial infection. I still give them to him as prescribed. On top of the pills, he got an injection while being neutered.
He also got micro-chipped. I'm taking no chances with him. He is now registered with Banfield (since they did his chip), the Home Again website, and with service dogs. I also take a pic of him every day because a lot of dogs have come up missing around us.
Needless to say, his vet bill was a lot more than anticipated... I didn't know he was going to get the injection of antibiotics. Nor did I expect the first pain medication to not work.
When a "pit bull type dog" is showing a lot of pain... Well, we had to take him in. I felt so very horrible for him.
Though, I must say that I'm happy I have him on a puppy wellness plan with Banfield. The bill would have been so much more expensive if I didn't.
Also... The cone makes him hold his ears funny. I took it off so he could eat on his own... Still held his ears funny. x_x
So... Has anyone else had problems like this after getting a dog fixed?