My six-month old DD (48 pounds), was spayed on Wednesday morning (it's Friday evening now). The doctor was concerned that she not run and jump around a lot, especially in the first 72 hours -- and to try not letting her run at all, or minimally, for the first week.
Knowing my pup, I guffawed at the notion.
He perscribed 25mg pills of ACEPROMAZINE and said to give her 1/2 to 3/4 of a pill every 8 hours or so for a few days to keep her mildly sedated.
The vet gave her half a pill thursday and that seemed to do, sure enough, nothing. :roll: So I called the vet this morning and they said to give 3/4 this morning before we left her in the large kennel and another 3/4 when we got home from work. Then stop and just pay attention to her incision and any signs of infection for the next week -- no more sedation. Well, I did that, and when I got home eight hours later, she was kind of wild again (running full steam, jumping on stuff -- just not
acting like her usual hyper-glad-to-see-you-when-do-we-play-fetch self -- really "wired" acting). So I gave her another 3/4 and she ate a huge dinner -- and then practically collapsed into her crate with bloodshot eyes. She's now sleeping like a baby, with a lot of gas and a huff and a puff here and there.
Now that I'm writing this out, i think I'm realizing that that's maybe exactly what the vet wanted to happen. For her to just "chill." It just seems strange that she's got so much energy after her surgery and that now she's such a chilled out chick. Maybe I'm just not used to seeing her like this.
Any thoughts about what you read here for those of you that know this drug and the whole spaying process? (This is my first spay, as you can probably tell.) Should this drug have clobbered her so hard after the third dose of less than one pill? Do lil' girls usually kind of crash a couple days after surgery?
Any thoughts or comments would be apprecited.