How to Help a Spayed Dog Feel More Comfortable

by Whitney Lowell
    The couch might not be the best place for her to lounge in the days after surgery.

    The couch might not be the best place for her to lounge in the days after surgery.

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    Getting your dog spayed is an important procedure, and it's fairly basic. Your dog shouldn't be in too much pain afterwards, but you want to make sure you make her as comfortable as possible.

    When you take your dog home, she may be too groggy or sore to stand or jump into your your car, so help her get in and out. Once you get home, take her to a soft and clean place to lay down; a familiar place such as her dog bed or even the couch is best to reduce her stress level and increase comfort. If you have other dogs, try to keep them separated so the girl who just had surgery can relax.

    Make sure she has fresh water available. You may find that she won't eat -- the anesthesia may make her nauseous -- so offer very little kibble to see how it will affect her stomach.

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    About the Author

    Whitney Lowell has been writing online since 2007. She writes for a variety of online publications and researches a wide range of topics and niches. Lowell has experience with animal rescues, dog training, pet health, raising and breeding reptiles, as well as home businesses, inventory, accounting, and finance.

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