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poppymoon
29-06-2009, 04:02 PM
eric is booked in for his op on wednesday and he'll be having a tooth filed too. bit worried about whether to rearrange it tho as i'm not sure whether this extreme heat would have an adverse effect? he seems ok at the moment - i made him move away from his fave sunny spot as he was breathing too fast for my liking. he wasn't happy when i woke him up by spraying his ears with water:oops: sorry eric, i was worried. didn't realise you were just having a nap:roll: having a snack now tho.

would you guys wait a while for the op or go ahead? (i'll still take him in to get his teeth checked tho and obviously they will have to be done wednesday if needed).

Popsy24
29-06-2009, 04:14 PM
Maybe you could ask the vet if he/she could cool the room down (i.e a fan?) as well as keeping it hygienic:p:p:p:p:p?

poppymoon
29-06-2009, 04:51 PM
i was thinking more about the stress of being hot pre and post op, possibly making him feel less than 100% without the added pressure of a trip to the vets and a ga.

poppymoon
30-06-2009, 11:09 AM
just giving this a bump as i'd still appreciate some advice (castration booked for tomorrow).

thanks

OriginalFlintstone
30-06-2009, 11:18 AM
Have you asked the vet for their opinion? If its as hot as it was yesterday I think I'd probably give it a miss unless the teeth really need doing. It's much cooler today so would be better. Trouble is whenever it's done it's going to be stressfull.

poppymoon
30-06-2009, 11:54 AM
my vet isn't in until tomorrow and eric's due in at 8.30.

i've had a think and phoned to reschedule it (14th july now). having a gut instinct that now isn't the time would have stressed me out, never mind eric:roll:

it is cooler today but forecast for here tomorrow is silly degrees and as it would be 2 journeys thro centre of town during rush hour, i'd rather wait until we're back to the usual british weather to minimise stress for him - yesterday's 60 mile trip to bring edgar pig home was bad enough:(

his teeth don't seem to be causing any problems at present so hopefully i have done the right thing in waiting:? i'll keep watching his eating patterns and whip him over there if the teeth seem to cause any changes.

Lib_n_bunny
30-06-2009, 01:21 PM
I completely agree with your decision, if you hadn't gone with your gut and something *had* gone wrong you would never have forgiven yourself!

That said I was really looking forward to thursday when it would all be over with and I'd know my special boy was ok :D

Hugo's There
30-06-2009, 02:04 PM
my vet isn't in until tomorrow and eric's due in at 8.30.

i've had a think and phoned to reschedule it (14th july now). having a gut instinct that now isn't the time would have stressed me out, never mind eric:roll:

it is cooler today but forecast for here tomorrow is silly degrees and as it would be 2 journeys thro centre of town during rush hour, i'd rather wait until we're back to the usual british weather to minimise stress for him - yesterday's 60 mile trip to bring edgar pig home was bad enough:(

his teeth don't seem to be causing any problems at present so hopefully i have done the right thing in waiting:? i'll keep watching his eating patterns and whip him over there if the teeth seem to cause any changes.


You have definately made the right decision, we had Zola admitted yesterday and she is staying in until at least tomorrow as they do not want to stress her by putting her in a hot carry box for the journey home. She is also in a nice air conditioned kennel there, which is better than the hot cage she would be in at home recovering :)

poppymoon
30-06-2009, 04:03 PM
THANK YOU:D you've both made me feel so much more positive that i've done the right thing in rescheduling. fingers crossed his teeth will be ok for a while.

Becky86
30-06-2009, 07:14 PM
Youve done the right thing hunni, id have done the same too :)

Mind you, poor Mog is off to Wolverhampton for a dental on Thursday so hope the weather is cooler by then :? xXx

poppymoon
01-07-2009, 01:38 PM
Youve done the right thing hunni, id have done the same too :)

Mind you, poor Mog is off to Wolverhampton for a dental on Thursday so hope the weather is cooler by then :? xXx

which one's mog becky? is it the big hospital in wolves? x