Q. We had our 6 month old female dog spayed today there were no pain meds given to us when we picked her up. She is shaking and dry heaving. What do I do

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A. It may just be a reaction to the anaesthetic. Anaesthetics can take up to 48 hours to be totally out of the system. I'm sure your dog would have been given adequate pain relief by injection to last 24 hours. If you think she is in pain or to check what she has had I would call your vet.

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