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Old 24th October 2016, 8:13 PM   #61
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Any ideas how much that will be?
It will vary (perhaps greatly) depending on the vet and it depends to some extent on how much she weighs because the anaesthetic dose costs more the bigger the dog. It's been a long while since I had my dog "done", it was a couple of hundred bucks back then (at my very reasonable vet). I'd be expecting about 4-500 bucks, but that's just a guess.
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Old 24th October 2016, 10:18 PM   #62
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To give you an idea, we had our 30kg girl done by keyhole desexing (more expensive but less invasive and faster recovery with a tiny scar, but few vets do it). We also had her Kennel Cough vaccination and Dental Scale and Clean done at the same time.

All up $790.

$370 for op
$295 for post op care (meds/etc etc and a 2 night recovery)
$100 for dental scale and clean
$25 for Kennel Cough vaccination.
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Old 25th October 2016, 12:07 AM   #63
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more expensive but less invasive and faster recovery...
and a 2 night recovery
This doesn't compute. "Normal" speys are home the same day and up and about normally. Why did your girl require 2 nights in hospital?
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Old 25th October 2016, 4:56 PM   #64
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This doesn't compute. "Normal" speys are home the same day and up and about normally. Why did your girl require 2 nights in hospital?
My bad... that should read 2 day not 2 night.

We were going to pick her up the same day that night, but she was really groggy from the anaesthetic. So we left her overnight instead.

Also because she was an older pooch, and (I believe) had larger ovaries, she was a bit more difficult an op.
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Old 31st October 2016, 3:07 PM   #65
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well the first week has been pretty easy. a quick walk before work and a late one by me (we also walk her as a family which is great bonding time too)

she's an extremely clean dog, but one thing worries me. She sleeps ALOT. and when I say alot I mean ALOT. personally I think she's a cat. I found that she sleeps near the front door when I'm at work and only gets up to check the phone (I ring it occasionally just to wake her up) and watch her on the CCTV going straight back to bed.

At night, she doesnt budge from her bed either?

Is that normal? When we're home she sleeps close by. if the kids are outside, she'll go outside and play and all but other than that she's asleep. The other night I actually had to carry her down stairs to her bed (one night she slept upstairs without us!) She will go up and down the stairs to follow us around, but her preference is to sleep 90% of the time or just play. It doesnt get any more low maintenance than that, but its a worry. (Note for a walk, she perks right up and behaves exactly like you expect a dog to).
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Old 31st October 2016, 3:15 PM   #66
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well after years of nagging and months of serious looking we picked up a dog this morning. I vacuumed the house for one last time (yeah, its never going to be the same again) Japanese spitz advertised for 500 - but we paid 700 LOL. she was perfect. when we knocked on the door to inspect she wasnt barking, wasnt running around like a maniac even when the leash was put on her etc
my son was with us, he loved her straight away and so did the missus. (pretty much why I was happy to pay the extra - apparently they mistyped the price.) My son didnt itch, there wasnt fur all over him when he hugged her (well a bit, but he still didnt itch), the missus was keen so its a win all round

Daughter came home later that afternoon to a MASSIVE surprise..................

Even in the car it was the most well behaved dog. Its slowly settling in and just follows the family around the house. a little timid, but slowly coming out of her shell. She's happy to run up and down the stairs now, but surprisingly insists on not running around the house. on her walk, the kids were surprised she walks so fast


I guess for the next couple of weeks I'll be picking up shit in the house while she's house trained. Apparently she is house trained, but I'm not going to get my hopes up :P

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Is that normal?
Yep. My dog lazes around with me a lot-she's snoozing right now. Some dogs are all "up-and-at-em" but many just relax when they aren't being taken on an outing or given some playtime. If she didn't want to get up and play/go for her walk, I'd worry, but if she's eating and drinking normally, and "springs to life" when something is happening, she's fine.
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What a change from the first post

Yeah our Lab will snooze a lot of the day... some dogs are a million miles an hour, others just laze about
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Yep dont worry about the sleeping. we have a Kelpie x border collie and I have a camera setup in the back yard to see what he gets up to, he just moves between the sun and shade all day long. Working dog my ass he wouldn't know what a hard days work is!
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Our Japanese Spitz sleeps a lot. He is just as content to snooze on the couch with us as he is to race around when we chase him around the back garden.
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desex was only $302 plus $12 for the cone. She was drowsy that night, but fine the next day. hardest part was stopping her following us around up and down the stairs (I was worried about her stiches)
Still not letting her jump into the car until stiches are out next week.

She's settled in as much as we can expect. still very jumpy and will scamper away if you so much as move quickly. The only time she comes running from her bed is when she hears the leash jingle (loves her walks)
Quiet as anything at home, never barks or anything, but for some reason she's taken a dislike to some dogs. TBH its damn embarrassing holding a crazy barking, growling "cloud" while a massive dog is just sitting there well behaved. Would love to take her to a dog park, but I cant see that working out. she's way too unpredictable. she seemed fine with a poodle once, just sat there sniffing etc, and then a couple of minutes started growling. now she growls at the dog everytime we see it. no idea what even happened to start her off
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but I cant see that working out. she's way too unpredictable.
You need to train her. If you avoid the situations, she'll never be able to do them. With my 'crazy' dog, I'd ask the instructors at dog club if she could meet their dogs. Gradually, he got better and he'd even run up and say "hello" to friends at training, whereas initially he was all OMG over everything.

Your dog hasn't been properly socialised. It's up to you to give her that training.
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Took her to a school fete with multiple other dogs - no problems. I guess I should have worded it to - I dont trust letting her off a leash just yet with other dogs around. on a leash its ok "sometimes". had a large boxer rush us last week, she just sat there while I was frantically trying to pick her up just in case

I guess its just a matter of time before she gets my consistent trust. the vet was actually impressed as she was very well behaved with other dogs when we were there so I swear she's got a couple of different personalities in her and it all depends on her mood LOL

Thinking about it, I'll have to pay more attention to what sets her off like that.
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she just sat there while I was frantically trying to pick her up just in case
Careful with that too, they pick up your vibes much better than you'd think, they will share your anxiety.
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they will share your anxiety.
Yes, not only will they share it, it can actually cause them to go into "protective mode" and provoke the behaviour you are trying to avoid.

Keep calm. Give her a command when the dog's approaching. Good girl, all settled? that's good, here comes another dog, we'll say hello nicely, it's all good. Just keep rabbiting on in a calm tone.

Keep her on lead. She might never be reliable off lead, but it's no big deal. If you want to let her more room to run about, you can get a long lead.
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