I was going to put this rant in the pets forum... but... well.... *ahem*
This is kind of a long rant, sorry.
My dog got spayed on the 13th. I said to the vet "I'm going to need a sedative to keep her calm, she has loads of energy". The vet didn't believe
me, and so she got no sedative. They said "Oh the pain meds will be enough to keep her calm the first few days". I knew it wouldn't be. I just knew
it. The first day wasn't so bad, the second day she was almost completely her old self. The third day she was bleeding from the incision.
Called the vet, who freaked out (while trying not to let on that they were freaking out) and told me to bring her in asap. I did, and they examined
her then assured me that everything was fine, just residual bleeding (whatever that means, sigh). She also took this opportunity to tell me that she
had bled more than expected during surgery, requiring pressure bandage and a couple extra hours of observation, which is why she was "a little
concerned". Took her home. She still wouldn't give me sedatives for her.
Fast forward to this past Tuesday, after days of trying to keep this beast calm and still-ish (unsuccessfully), I check the incision, and she's
ripped her stitches. Back to the vet we go. Came home with her incision now stapled and glued. And finally with the *bleeping* sedatives!!!
Which are ***bleeping*** useless after the first two hours and it wears off.
And, my dog loves being by my side, so she keeps ramming the dang
cone into my legs! Every step! And if she's not ramming it into my legs she's ramming it into doorways! I'm going to have to duct tape it to
reinforce it, because she's almost broken it! Argh!!!
We took advantage of a program that offers reduced cost spays. The conspiracy part of me feels like if I had simply gone to her usual vet and forked
over full price, we might not have had all theses issues.
You live and you rant and you learn I guess.