Mar 28, 2005, 10:08 PM
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RM300 is very expensive for spaying - it should be around RM200. Your vet should be the person providing you with information on spaying - NOT just telling you the cost. You need to question if your vet is interested in your dog and her health or in the fees he is charging you. They are called CONSULTATION fees for a reason. Ask around and talk to a few people and get their recommendations on vets before you decide on a vet. A good vet will always take the time to answer your questions and allay any concerns you may have about your dog's health. Even if the vet is busy, a good vet will ask you if you can wait or come back later to discuss your dog. If a vet is evasive, impatient or unwilling to answer your questions, you don't have to put up with it. Look for another vet. Afterall, would you put up with a doctor who behaved like that to you? I would hope not. Also, you should try and find 2 separate vets you trust. The reason is simple - sometimes, you may want to get a second opinion on your dog's treatment before proceeding.
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With regard to your questions about spaying, when the dog is spayed, the uterus and the ovaries are removed. There is no possibility that your dog will get pregnant after she has been spayed.
There will be stitches after the operation. Don't let your dog jump around or strain herself after the operation. Keep an eye on the wound to make sure it is dry and does not appear red and weepy. After a week the stitches will be taken out. Until the wound is totally healed, don't bathe your dog. It could take up to a month to be absolutely healed.
After the operation, feed your dog boiled fish, boiled chicken, the stock from boiling and egg white. Add some vegetables like carrots and cabbage to the stock when you are boiling the chicken and the fish. Feed the vegetables to your dog along with the meat.
Some ppl worry that their dogs will get fat after spaying. It hasn't happened with any of my spayed dogs but keep an eye on your dog - make sure she gets regular exercise and eats healthily.
By eating healthily, I mean, no added fat, no sweet foods, no salt and lots of vegetables, oats and unsweetened yoghurt to supplement the usual dry biscuit/ tinned dog food that dogs are fed. Research has found that unsweetened yoghurt is good against bad breath in humans. It stands to reason that would also be good for your dog's breath.
I hope this helps.
"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated" Mahatma Ghandi.