Well, today Sophie got spayed...among other things. Things never seem to go as simple as we think they should!
While discussing what would be done with the Vet. tech before surgery, she suggested getting Sophie microchiped (which is something we wanted) since she'll be asleep and the 18-gage needle won't cause her any undue discomfort.
The Vet. made sure her lungs were clear and breathing strong since she has a coughing problem. which everything was. She had some blood work done which was all clear.
So, when we get there I'm told she's going to need her Bortella shot, that the clinic requires all their patients to receive the vaccine. Which is fine since it helps protect the dog from certain illnesses they can pick up while being boarded.
After that, it was time for surgery. The Vet. called me to inform me that some of her baby teeth hadn't fallen out and the permanent teeth had already come in. She recommends getting them pulled to prevent any tooth decay or gum disease. Since they weren't going to fall out on their own, we agreed it was the best thing to do. Gary and I had both noticed that some hadn't fallen out.
At first Sophie was going to have to spend the night at the clinic, but since she was alert and moving around, we were able to bring her home this evening. Poor thing is sore on both ends, but nothing some pain meds won't fix! Every procedure went well and I think Gary and I were more nervous than she was!
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