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Jack’s Hospital Visit

Posted by Mom
Friday, August 31, 2012

As most of you know if you follow our Facebook page and Jack’s photo project, we dropped Jack off last Friday to be neutered.  He did great!  We dropped him off at our new vet at 9am and picked him up at 4pm.  He was pretty dozy from the anesthesia but other then that, he was fine!

Notice his nice shave spot?

Dexter was a nice brother and gave Jack the sniff over, then left him alone to sleep.

We brought Jack to the Downsview Veterinary Hospital.  We were recommended this vet by one of Jack’s playmates here at the condo- Lola a 7 month German Shepherd.  Lola has been to the Downsview Vet since she was a puppy and had her spay appointment the same day as Jack so they kept each other company there until surgery time!  We also had Jack micro-chipped while he was there.

It was our first vet visit since we moved and we couldn’t be happier with our new vet.  I particularly liked Marion, the receptionist.  She was great with Jack and after meeting her, I was not concerned about leaving Jack.  She even called back on Monday to make sure Jack was doing ok.  I also liked that she went over the cost of everything before the appointment.  From my experience with other vets, unless I asked how much something cost then I wasn’t told until it was time to pay the bill!  If you are in the Toronto area and are looking for a fantastic place where they will love your dog, then I suggest checking them out.

We wanted to neuter Jack for a few reasons but mainly because we have no interest in breeding him when there are so many gorgeous dogs in shelters and because we didn’t want any behavior problems such as aggression at the dog parks.  Dexter was a rescue so even though we picked Dex up at 5 months old, he was neutered when we got him and we never had to think about it.  It will be Dexter’s turn to visit them in October for his check up and 3 year rabies shot.  I am sure we will have another great experience with them.

Jack hasn’t been licking his stitches at all and the hardest part about getting him neutered was keeping him from running around with his head cut off like he normally does so that he didn’t open his incision.  We didn’t need a cone at all.  We are looking forward to having a run with him in a few days!


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Marion says September 4, 2012
at 11:41 am

Jack was a pleasure to work with! Hope he and Dexter are doing well.

    Dexter says September 4, 2012
    at 8:21 pm

    Jack is doing great! You took great care of him!


Michele says September 1, 2012
at 10:38 am

We wondering why Jack has no "Cone of Shame" following the surgery. Is Dexter microchipped as well?

    Mom says September 1, 2012
    at 11:35 am

    Jack hasn't been licking the area so we didn't have a use for the "Cone of Shame" !

    Dexter is not micro-chipped since he was a rescue. We plan on doing it at his next vet visit if all goes well and he's not too hyper. (It's easier when they are knocked out during surgery!)


Nana says September 1, 2012
at 7:54 am

Hope you are up and running soon Jack!!

Luv nana

    Jack says September 1, 2012
    at 11:36 am

    I can't wait for my next run nana!


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