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    I had my female Brittany, Bree, spayed last Friday and her recovery seems to be going quite slow. She seems fine while laying around and hasn't bothered her stitches too much. But when she gets up to walk is when she appears to have a problem. As she walks she takes one back leg and attempts to scratch at her abdomen. As soon as that leg comes down her other back leg is doing the same scratching and it alternates back and forth. Then it's like a bee bit her in the rear end, she whirls around biting at her incision and then lays on the floor or ground. it really seems that the incision and stitches are really bothering her. Two days ago she seems to be in some pain so she was put on a pain med and that situation has improved. Took her back to the vet this morning and everything seems be just fine. The incision is healing nicely, no temp and no sensitivity in her abdomen. The vet feels that the incision and stitches are bothering her and the condition should calm down in the next day or two. Stitches are coming out on Saturday. I don't ever remember having any issues with my previous females when they were spayed. But, they were both younger (less than a year old). Bree turned 2 on the day of her surgery. Just wondering what other's experience has been with their females in the days after being spay.
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
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    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
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    I have always spayed my females before the first heat cycle. About 6 months. Never had any issues at all. Day or so & they are back to normal.

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    We have had our dogs spayed generally between six months and a year of age, and never had any of the issues you described. I think Daisy was over a year old when we spayed her, and no issues for her either. I always feel like we struggle to keep them calm and rested following the surgery. The vet says not to let them run or jump for a few days, which is practically impossible for a year old dog.

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    Glad to report that Bree has fully recovered and back to her normal self. Not sure what her issue was the first 5-6 days after the spay. Got her back roading with my bike. Did 3 miles today with a break at the lake. I'll work her up to her usual 6-7 miles. Heading out to Great Falls, MT over Labor Day weekend for a 3 day NSTRA trial. She should be in great shape by then.
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
    7/6/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
    11/16/2008 - 11/22/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

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