So I got my 2 year old male neutered this morning. My vet
decided to do it with a lazer and said that she has yet to have on SM. So I get to the vet
's, we neuter him and it goes great. I brought him out of anesthesia and he came out great. It took him like 45 seconds and he literally sprang up and grabbed his belly and started cleaning the iodine. I distracted him and he didn't touch the spot for at least 30 minutes before I left. I asked my vet
if I should put on his e collar and she told me that he shouldn't need it because she had yet to see one SM after a lazer neuter. So I packed him up and we headed home. I got home and TADA! the little butt had completely opened it...AWESOME! I called my vet
and she said to use super glue to close it up for now and to bring him in to work with me (I do relief work at a vet
er and work with that vet
). Let me tell you all, gluing a gliders incision while they are fully awake and not having it is not fun. Well I did it. It took me a bit but it happened. I ended up using Gorilla Glue. She told me that she would remove it and reclose it tonight. He did great all day and didn't touch it. I got to work and we knocked him out and the vet
told me that I did such an awesome job that she was going to leave it alone. I had a grin from ear to ear.
I do also want to add in here how cool of a night at work it was...I was supposed to get off at midnight but we got a call that a falconer was bringing his year old female red-tailed hawk. So I waited for it. It was the prettiest animal I have ever been close to. (Red-tails are my favorite animal). She let me do all the procedures for it coaching me the entire way. I feel like a little girl I am so excited:)
Anyways sorry for ranting...just had to tell about my night.
***I also want to add in here that I would not use or do anything medically for my gliders without the advice and guidance of my vet
. I have known, boss and friend, for many years so she knows my level of skill and accuracy.