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Well, Cassidy goes in for surgery next Friday. She will be fixed, but as well, her hernia will be repaired. Now, my question is, anyone ever experience this with their beagle? Do you think she will have to wear a cone? How long do they need bed rest and what have you just for being spayed? Just some advise would be great, I am just so worried is all! I am talking more on the lines of the hernia, and her being so young and all.
 

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Good luck to Cassidy.

When I had Coco fixed, he sleeped most of the day of the surgery and he was a very disoriented & groggy. He did wear a collar but poor thing couldn't sleep in it. I took it off after 2 days and watched him to make sure he didn't lick himself. Rest period (meaning no walks, running or jumping on the bed) was for 2-3 weeks.

I have never experienced him having a hernia but given the fact that Cassidy being so young she should recover smoothly. I wish her the best and a speedy recovery
 

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Cassidy will be fine. She might need a cone, depending on whether or not she will bite on her stitches.
They do need rest, but the seldom rest, as you probably found out already. She will be drowsy for a few hours, but a day or so after she will bounce around as usual. Make sure she is not doing anything she shouldn't, the vet will guide you.
Many many puppies get their hernia fixed (Chloe had hers fixed when she was a few days old, along with her dew claws removed) - it is very common and routine.

Kisses to Cassidy!
 

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CocoLoco has it right.

As for the cone, it depends on the beagle. If cassidy constantly wants to lick at the stitches, she will be in a cone the whole time, that includes when she is sleeping. Trust me when I tell you its no fun to need to go to the vet to deal with an infection or to have stitches put back in.
 

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Maggie had an umbical hernia repair with her spay, and she did just fine. They gave her pain medication to come home with, but I honestly don't think she had any more pain with the two incisions than any of my other dogs in the past have had with a regular spay incision. She was kind of tired and out of it the first night home, but the following day she was almost back to her normal self. The hard part is keeping them low key while the incisions heal. I was lucky in that she didn't bother her stitches, so she didn't need to wear the cone. Good luck Cassidy...I can't believe she's already old enough to spay!
 

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I don't have any words of advice but just wanted to wish Cassidy all the best ((()))
 
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