So three weeks ago we had Poppy spade, something we did not decide on lightly and even left until she was over 1 to do as we couldn’t fully decide. What swung it for us was the risk of puppies was no longer there. We could have managed the season every 6 months but Poppy loves to run and if a male dog had got to her we just felt we couldn’t have looked after puppies while working so it wouldn’t have been fair to her.
So the operation itself was a success, We had a rough night the first night with lots of crying and whining from poor Pops but the very next day she was already starting to look a bit brighter.
The below is day 1.
So we followed the rules and kept the cone on, we walked her for 10 days with that thing on and every other dog barking at her while their humans ‘aahhh’d’.
We went at 10 days at got her stitches out and everything looked great. The cone came off and we started walking and running again. She was so happy.
Then 5 days later a red lump appeared on her wound. The vet couldn’t tell if it was an infection/her body reacting to the stitches inside or what had happened so we were given antibiotics for a week and the cone had to go back on!
Poppy was sad again.
So every night and every day when we went to work we put it back on and looked at her sad little face. We had to get this wound sorted so there was nothing else we could do. My neighbour who let’s her out every day at lunch time had said Poppy wouldn’t even take a treat from her for 2 days which I think showed how sad she was!
But I’ve given the tablets religiously twice a day for a week and we are now finally healed! The wound is looking great and the cone is finally banished forever 😁
Yesterday she had her first run in a long time and she loved it!
We are so pleased to get out puppy back to strength, it’s been a long 3 weeks for her but it’s finally over 😊