Poor Puppy :( Advice needed!
Some of you know our dog had a big scare 2.5 weeks ago - we had to take her to the emergency vet and almost lost her, if we had waited another few hours they said there would have been little hope.
Anyways, she had pyometra (infection of the uterus) which was solved by a complete spay (at 11pm on a Saturday night, the night before I was MOH in a wedding no less, hahah!) as well as some antibiotics. The reason she wasn't spayed ever is a longer story, but know that I am VERY pro-spay - I'm embarrassed that she wasn't spayed.
If only I had known :(
At any rate, the point of this post is that we are now 2.5 weeks post op. She had a rough, but good recovery with a 5 inch scar they stapled shut. . .she hated the cone of shame so much that at night she wouldn't sleep, and then during the day I would let her be out of the cone when I was home and she would sleep HARD all day because she was so exhausted.
The staples got removed on Tuesday, the vet said everything looked AWESOME. She is eating and drinking well, wanting to play, etc. and had actually put on a pound back of the three she lost.
HOWEVER, I've noticed a change in her attitude and I want advice on if this is just still her recovering, if it's her adjusting to the new hormone levels, or if I need to take her in?
She is definitely not listless, but she is sleeping a lot. She will perk up for 'walk' or 'treat' and she'll play tug of war and if you put her in the yard she rolls around and does her usual thing. . .but inside, she sleeps. (I work from home so I get to see her patterns all day).
If the doorbell rings, she'll bark once, but unlike before she doesn't come running and get herself into a tizzy (which, I don't mind as she's not making any effort to run out the door anymore! ! !). All of my violin students came and went today and she was SO mellow in greeting them, no jumping or barking or needing to be put in her kennel because she was excited. I didn't even panic as they opened the front door (which I've always worried she would run out of).
She's not spending hours on end barking at people walking by. . .overall she's just SO mellow and calm and she really just wants to snuggle a lot more than ever before. As a matter of fact, at the vets office, she was much less in a tizzy around other dogs - she's normally agressive towards them. . .instead she perked up her ears and grunted once, but didn't get all crazy psycho like she used too.
Is this our new dog, a result of the changes she has been through? Or is she still recovering? Or should I worry and take her in again?