I wonder if the more minor procedures are worse for owners because the vet probably lets the dogs go home quicker? Mine came home after a tumor removal and was less goofy than after her teeth cleaning. Post the "real" surgery, she was just sleepy; after the cleaning, she was loopy and restless.
He stayed overnight because my vet said they could get him past the initial hurdle. I figured that meant he would be easier to deal with when I got him.
I really think it was the pain meds. He's pretty much ok today and isn't on them. He puts his tail up when he's outside, but drops it when he comes in - and gives me a pathetic squeak.
Yesterday was nonstop squeaking.
We actually went to bed at 7:30 hoping he would collapse while we watched TV and that's what happened.
But ljcfoh, my hubby can't relate to him. He hasn't been neutered.
He did cry like mad when hubby got home like, "Look what she's done to meeeeeeeeee! BWAAAAAAAAALLLL!"
Shibas are very dramatic once you figure out something is NQR. They're so stoic beforehand that it's very hard to tell they're sick. I think mine bottles it all up and unleashes it after whatever he has gets fixed.
Once he started eating dog food again I put down some of that RedPaw I bought and he's been chowing down on it ever since. He's terribly picky about kibble, but he's really loving it. Good since he lost a lot of weight when I couldn't get him to eat before and after surgery.
He's doing great now. Can't show him anymore, but it's not like I've been able to show him lately anyway.