updated 04/26/2012 AT 1:30 PM ET
•originally published 04/26/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
Julianne Hough is experiencing some separation anxiety from her youngest Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Harley.
“Just dropped Harley off at the vet for surgery,” she wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, sharing a photo of her sad-seeming pet. “She’s getting [spayed].”
Hough brought home the nearly 1-year-old puppy in April of last year as a sibling for her other spaniel, Lexi. The two recently joined her on set in New Orleans while she filmed Lamb of God in March, but it’s back to business now for the trio.
“Breaks my heart,” Hough added about the procedure. “Hope the day goes quick!”
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