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well... ummm.... we need to change her name from our little peanut, to just NUT, LOL. Layla is healthy, she is fine... she is just a bit neurotic. She is experiencing a false pregnancy, which I started to notice yesterday also. Layla has always been a shredder of stuffed toys - since the spay last week she has been keeping 4 of the stuffies that were still somewhat intact and laying on them - at first I just thought it was cute. Yesterday she took them one by one off of the chair she has been resting on and moved them to her crate... she only wanted to be in her crate - not like her at all, she only uses her crate at night.

She is alert, has no temp...her dark urine is due to not drinking enough. Nothing indicated the need for a CBC at this point, but if she does not improve then we will do one. Her incision is fine...does have a small area that like folded outward, it was caused from her heaving with all the vomiting she did that first day, it looked that way when I picked her up. The Vet said it will heal up just fine and go back in...I had to take her stuffies away today per the Vet, and she is not very happy with me right now. She did eat another double cheeseburger though :).

So Layla is just fine, but crazy LOL... I had a feeling most of this was mental...She's a NUT but she is my Nut and I love her.

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I'm glad to hear there is nothing major wrong with Layla since I was worried!!!!!!

Poor little girl - she needs her "babies" I'm sure. How long is the "pregnancy" supposed to last?;)
 

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This is a story you will be telling for years!!! Give her hugs, thank goodness she is okay.
 

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I'm sorry for her, though...it's a bit ironic, just having been spayed and then a false pregnancy...
 

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Ahh, poor baby. She is just "interesting". Hugs to her, I hope things get back to normal crazy soon.
 

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just a thought on increasing her fluid intake - will she "eat" ice cubes? i know lots of folks here rage on about how they'll cause bloat, but getting her to eat one or two every now and then may help get some more water in here without forcing it down her throat.
 

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Thank you all,

We have been giving her ice cubes since Friday... Last night I even resorted to watered down boullion, she just is not interested in drinking. Today I am trying watered down kool aid.

She is so miserable without her babies right now... it's sad. She keeps wanting in her crate, but I had to close the door - I can't keep her away from the incision if she is in there - can't see her. We are trying to get her mind off of it, playing with her, bringing out balls and old toys.

I guess this is supposed to last 2-3 weeks...it is not going to be fun.

I was just reading up on it...and feeling guilty, maybe Layla was already showing signs of this before her spay and I missed them. I guess it is not good to spay them during a false pregnancy - I feel horrible if I harmed her.

My Lab that died in 1996 had a false pregnancy complete with milk, she took over the cat - nursed him, she was his mommy for 4 years LOL. I can't get Layla a cat... Hurley would eat it.

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Update on Layla and her spay

She should be fine on Friday. Chances are if you dont get her spayed now then you will later on in her life when she could get pyometra infected uterus or some sort of cancer. Its just a little glitch that happens sometimes and is resolved with a different kind of drug. Sounds like they are being as good a vet as they can be and are keeping you well informed about your pet. She should be fine. Spay risks are much less when young then when older.
 
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