How long for vet sedation to wear off??

minmax

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My dog went in for xrays etc today, was done at 2 pm. She is still out of it, has been staggering about for all of 5 mins since we collected her at 5. Old dog with heart disease and v poorly as it is.
Shouldn't she be up by now?
 

MurphysMinder

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In my experience after dogs have been sedated they make a real effort to wake up when you collect them from the vets, and then when they get home they zonk. I would just let her sleep it off tonight,I am sure she will be back to normal in the morning.
 

Arcazy

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One of mine would sleep for the entire day and night of any sedation or GA, she would even wet her bed rather than wake up and go out for a wee, I could change her bedding and she would stay asleep. Then bounce back in the morning as if nothing had happened.

So keep her comfy & warm and let her sleep it off, if you are worried you can always call the vet for reassurance :)
 

NOISYGIRL

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After my dog was spayed she slept all night all next day and was generally bit groggy for a few days, slept alot and she was 1 when she had it done. If it was done earlier in the day it probably wouldn't have seemed so bad, if it was done at 2 and you collected at 5 thats not very long, she'll be fine after she's slept it off I expect
 
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