they are gonna give you those huge cone things to put on and depending on your dog she may be ok without it. she just cant bite the stitches, licking is ok.
the only real problem i had was that my bed was high up. and its really important for them to lay down. I brought a blanket from home to lay down in the car to pick her up than brought it inside for her to lay on the floor and be more relaxed.
ALSO its gonna be hard but no food the nite before. Mary Jane found some kibbles somewhere and ended up throwing up during the surgery..
Usually everything goes smoothly just keep the environment calm and she should sleep off the meds soon and in a day or two when she wants to get up and play keep her busy with a bone :]