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Dog recovering from splenectomy. Is not eating and is depressed. How long should I expect such a change?

Good morning, my 12 year old male golden is recovering from a splenectomy that was performed on tuesday. Doing ok, however very depressed (not him at all) eating very little (has never missed a meal). Giving him boiled chicken, some peas, and water. Eats just a little, then is not interested. How long should I expect such a change in his personality. Of course surgery can bring on some depression , this is so not him. Thank you Suzi
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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His problem may be due to stress of surgery or due to some post operative pain. The important thing is too maintain his nutrition. If he is not eating properly then some IV fluids can be given. Stress and depressive symptoms usually resolve after few weeks of surgery.

For suspected pain problem you meet some veterinary surgeon.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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