Dio (my 5 month old lab) is getting neutered on November 11th. What can I expect to happen when he gets home? Is there any special care? Anything we should or should not do?
We were supposed to keep him quiet for 3-4 days...outside on leash...no running or jumping. Yeah, right!! We did manage to keep him out of the pond for over a week and he did great. Most vets will give you written instructions and if they don't, ask for them.
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Saffy's vet gave us some pain pills for the first couple days after she got spayed, they helped allot. The first day she kept trying to stand up and then passing out from the left over anesthesia.... so just stay close in case he tips over. Hope Dio doesn't end up needing one of the cones!
Lauren the one who buys Saffy's Kibble
You may notice swelling in the scrotum, and it will still look like the dog has "balls". This is normal. However, if there is a lot of swelling, call your vet. Some dogs have swollen very large (football sized) after neutering if they run around too much, try to avoid letting your dog do too much for a day or two.
keeping them quiet enough can be challenging ...
one sad night usually and that's about it
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Thank you! I feel much better knowing what to expect.
It's been awhile for us, but I remember Beretta had to take an easy for maybe a week? No Jumping, stuff like that. Had to keep her away from the wound(which healed super fast). We just kept a close eye on her at all times, for at least a week.
We had Orson neutered not too long ago. He was just like all my other dogs......acted like nothing ever happened to them. Trying to keep them quiet for a few days is the hardest part.
Sandie, Tank 5/25/1998 - 07/08/2011, Orson & Sully
Jeb was sleepy the first night. After that he acted like nothing had happened. The vet also prescribed Rimadyl for a couple of days. Vets usually have their own protocol. Follow the instructions he/she gives you and he'll do fine.
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