We spoke with the vet when we picked Edna up this evening. Her throat looked normal when it was examined, which was a great relief. I don’t know the cause of her excessive panting (this could be normal for her), and will continue to monitor. The suture site on her head looks like something from a doggie horror film! Due to the location, we can expect some swelling.
I made the mistake of taking Edna directly to the car and having her potty first. My husband was quick to grab the poo bags and collect Edna’s “belongings”. Thankfully we have a dog hammock in the back seat and a seat cover under that!
The e-collar was put on Edna as soon as we got home. I wish I had got her used to the e-collar BEFORE needing it. Why isn’t this recommended for dog owners? Let the dog get used to walking and sleeping in it without the added stress of recovering from a surgery.
Edna ate her dinner with no issues. I just wish I could help her settle down, but she doesn’t want to lay down. I’ll try guiding her into her crate to see if she’ll rest in there.
It turns out Edna can’t go potty outside with an e-collar on. Sniffing the ground is difficult with an e-collar on, so she had a hard time finding the right spot to do her business. I wish I knew this before wasting ten minutes and having my dinner get cold. Oh well, it’s what I do for my pups.
I’ve decided to sleep in the recliner near her crate tonight to make sure she’s okay. I’ll keep you posted on this sweet girl’s recovery.