When you got your dog spayed/neutered…

posted 1 year ago in Pets
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Bee Keeper

My dog was neutered at 2 months old via the pound. He did not wear a cone of shame.

Edit: It’s more popular for spays needing the cone due to the number of stitches. Most neuters need 2 or 3 stitches, whereas spays are a lot more intensive.

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Honey bee

Ours didn’t wear them once they stopped trying to chew. although if we left them alone they had it on. 

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Sugar bee

Yep, both of mine wore cones. My girl is older and got the foam soft “cone” that’s more like a big circle. When she felt better, she started chewing up the plastic on the foam. Yell

Then for our male, he got the plastic cone and was miserable but at least it’s reusable (and yes, we’ve had to use it for other issues since then).

You “can” remove the cone if they are miserable BUT you must keep a super close eye on them and keep them from scratching/picking at their stitches. So when we were not busy and just watching TV or whatever, we took the cone off and just kept an eye on the dog.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

We left it on him for 4 or 5 days.

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Sugar bee

She did not have to have one, we just had to make sure she didn’t lick. I think boys need one and girls dont?  if I remember right.

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Bumble bee

my boy was neutered at 4 months and they gave us a cone which I made him wear for about 6 hours- when I saw that he wasnt trying to bite his stitches, I took it off and monitored him for a few hours. He was totally unaffected, so I took it off and he had no problems.

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Bee Keeper

Yup my little guy got neutered 2 weeks ago.  We got him a soft cone and he seemed to be a lot more comfortable with that.  He wore it for 5 days.

here he is looking like the saddest puppy in the world.

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Sugar bee

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  interesting – we just had our Alaskan MAlamute ( girl ) done last march and they didn’t make her. They said let her rest a day and don’t let her get over heated- that was about it. She was alowed to be a crazy and everything.

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Sugar Beekeeper

Neither of my pups (male and female) wore a cone. Thankfully they left the stitches alone long enough to heal.

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Sugar bee

None of my animals have ever had a cone after being fixed! hope she feels better soon!!!

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