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My chihuahua pup had a castration op today and since returning

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My chihuahua pup had a castration op today and since returning home at 4:00 he has been pacing, he falls asleep standing up then falls over and continues pacing. What should I do?1
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Doctor H replied 3 years ago.

Doctor H :

Hi, this is Doctor H and I would be happy to assist you.

Doctor H :

I know it's probably abnormal for him to be doing this, however he may still be out of it from the anesthetic episode.

Doctor H :

Do you know if they gave him any pain medication prior to recovery?

Customer: Yes he had painkiller injection
Doctor H :

Okay, good. He's likely dysphoric (out of it) from the anesthetic episode. I would recommend keeping him in a dimly lit room that's quiet and away from other animals/childredn.

Doctor H :

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Doctor H :

Offer him small amounts of food and water as you have been doing.

Doctor H :

He should be back to his normal self by tomorrow morning.

Doctor H :

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