Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Ball Bags
05-09-2006, 01:39 PM
Post: #1
Ball Bags

We have just picked Bailey up from being castrated, and to say its upsetting is an understatement.

He had to be done as he really was becoming a randy thing, and he was occasionally snappy (this only happened in the last 2 months) so we had to have him done.

The vet told us it was a minor op, with one small incision.

We have just picked him up, and i nearly passed out !!! He came running out to me, and then he stuck his head up near his nether regions and yanked a stitch out. Blood went all down his leg and on the floor and i immediately felt faint.

The vet put another stitch in, but now he has one of those plastic circle things around his head which he cant eat / drink in as its a large one. He looks so sad, and Mr.B is currently sitting on his blanket with him until he falls asleep. Im in another room with Bella so she doesnt bother him.

We now dont know when we can take this circle off. Will he immediately dive for the stitches again ? Also we were told he could walk in a couple of days by the vet, but we have now been told 10 days !! He also has to go back to have his stitches out in 10 days.

I feel awful. Because of us he is now in pain and suffering. We made this happen. If he was ill and he needed an op to feel better, fine. But we took a healthy dog to the vets - and he is now in a sorry state.

Poor mite.

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
05-09-2006, 01:50 PM
Post: #2
Ball Bags
I think I'll put the vasectomy on hold :cry:
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
05-09-2006, 01:54 PM
Post: #3
Ball Bags
Groucho Wrote:I think I'll put the vasectomy on hold :cry:
Well, hopefully you wont bite your stitches. Are you THAT flexible ???

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
05-09-2006, 01:56 PM
Post: #4
Ball Bags
Aw, Bons, it's only for a few days and he'll get used to his buster collar in no time.

My old dogs always pulled her stitches out straight away so she had to wear a collar whenever she had anything done. Better that than keep running him back to the vets with a split wound every five minutes.


Bollox to potplants
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
05-09-2006, 02:00 PM
Post: #5
Ball Bags
Awww Bonnie of course you will feel awful but as Floops says give it a few days and he'll be as right as rain! He's still healthy it's just that he looks worse than he probably is - the fact that he came bounding up to you says that he is still quite lively!

TRINITY JEWELLERY - DESIGNS THAT STAND OUT
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
05-09-2006, 02:06 PM
Post: #6
Ball Bags
Bonsai Wrote:Well, hopefully you wont bite your stitches. Are you THAT flexible ???

Not with one of those collars on :sad:
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
06-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Post: #7
Ball Bags
Oh well, im desperately trying to stay awake right now. Bailey wont stop trying to bite his stitches, even with his plastic collar thingie on, so i am currently sat in the lounge with the dogs, so if he wakes up i can stop him attacking himself (or even Bella trying to help out too).

Mr.B will hopefully be up about 5am ish and i will then go to bed.

The things we do for animals !!

P.s. - watching Pet Cemetary right now, which is scaring the bejesus out of me at this time of the morning when sat in the dark

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
06-09-2006, 05:43 PM
Post: #8
Ball Bags
I have to say I'm finding it very difficult to have any sympathy at all for Bailey ... :laugh:

Just think of the pain of puppy birth that you are saving Bella from - to say nothing of the embarrassment of being mounted by Bailey, esp if he fused on to her ... which happened to my friends King Charles Spaniels - she was most distressed and so was the dog!

... i only came online to visit Delia's site for tips on how to season a frying pan ...
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
07-09-2006, 11:10 AM
Post: #9
Ball Bags
You are totally right Dol, and yes i have saved Bella from a life time of being mounted.

But, what gorgeous off spring they would of produced :wub:

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
15-09-2006, 02:41 PM
Post: #10
Ball Bags
Bailey gets his stitches out tomorrow - hurrah.

I cant wait for them to come out as life has been a pain having door open permanently so he can go outside to wee, and my legs are blue cos of him walking into me.

It will be wonderful to have my normal sane dog back. :thumbsup:

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Flight bags mazwad 16 1,969 26-08-2006 09:23 PM
Last Post: Sammboelyn
  Masked Ball Groucho 14 2,298 15-07-2006 03:30 AM
Last Post: msgirl
  Space bags Bob 6 1,063 09-05-2006 08:41 AM
Last Post: bridge
  Masked ball... Buzz 8 1,314 22-11-2005 05:30 PM
Last Post: Trique
  Masked Ball - Adult Content? Ceridwen 20 2,102 18-03-2005 12:29 AM
Last Post: Groucho
  The Easter Masked Ball Ceridwen 68 5,002 08-03-2005 09:15 PM
Last Post: claire
  SO Masked Ball - The Unveiling Ceridwen 155 8,388 17-01-2005 01:38 PM
Last Post: Andrea
  Plans for the Next Masked Ball Ceridwen 47 3,563 08-01-2005 07:32 PM
Last Post: ils
  Bah Humbug!! Masked Ball! Flip 51 4,041 03-01-2005 07:51 PM
Last Post: Ceridwen
  SO Masked Ball - The Party Ceridwen 371 13,429 03-01-2005 07:22 PM
Last Post: floopy

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)