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My dog was sedated to have some stitches put in her foot,

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Customer: My name is Sue. My dog was sedated to have some stitches put in her foot, this afternoon, ending around 2:00 PST She is continuously whining, and trying to get out. When I t take her outside, she seems disoriented, and does not act like she needs to go to the bathroom. She is not interested in food, which is completely unusual.
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Customer: Just that my dog is usually happy, and playful, and this does not seem like my dog at all.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

So sorry that your dog is having a reaction to the sedative she was administered earlier today

Depending on what was used, the effects can last 6-8 hours but unfortunately I have had a few that have lasted 12+ hours and in rare cases they need medication to reverse the effects. Does she seem to be getting worse since this began?

Dogs coming out of sedation can have a euphoric effect, some are vocal while others pace and are anxious. As long as her gums are nice and pink, she doesn't have any abdominal swelling, no vomiting or retching those are all good signs but if her symptoms are escalating you may have to consider a veterinary er to give her a reversal to see if she responds to removing the medication from her system

I hope this makes sense, I definitely would contact your veterinarian tomorrow to let them know the reaction she has had so that if she requires sedation in the future different medications can be administered...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad you were able to view my responses, I am online another 30 minutes tonight to assist you if you have any additional questions or if I can clarify anything tonight. Good luck to you both tonight

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good morning, I wanted to check in on your dog to see if the sedative/ dysphoria symptoms have subsided since you asked your question last night? I would love an update!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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