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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am sorry that your dog is having issues recovering from surgery. What you describe is often seen the first 8 hours postoperatively and due to opioid use. If she is comforted by you it is less likely to be pain but more opioid dysphoria.Did your veterinarian send you home with any pain medication? If she was under anesthesia she likely had iv fluids so I am not terribly concerned about not drinking nor wanting ice cubes. Her gums are going to be sore from the biopsy and cooler temperature will be uncomfortable tonightI would monitor her closely tonight for any symptoms listed below and hopefully the opioid response will decrease overnight. It is very common to see panting, whining, even a little wobbly on their feet overnight but this should resolve as the medications work their way through her systemRecommend a veterinary er
- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable- Swollen abdomen- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5- No interest in food for 24+ hours- No urination for 12+ hours- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour- Productive coughing- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress
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