(Closed) How was your pup/dog after neutering?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

She was pissed. But only at my Fiance, because he was the one to drop her off at the vet. She ignored him for a good 12 hours. Other than pouting, she handled herself pretty well. However, we crate her in our bedroom at night, and she absolutely refused to lay down with her cone of shame. I’m not sure if she couldn’t get comfortable or wasn’t sure how to make it work logistically. We eventually took her cone off and watched her like a freaking hawk for the next week to make sure she didn’t go after her stitches. We got really lucky, but other dogs may be tempted to pick at their stitches. Basically we just encouraged her to lay on her mat and chill out as much as possible and didn’t let her play hard for a few days and she bounced right back.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

It was like nothing happened.  He was so happy to get picked up to go home he didn’t really care.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

He didn;t care. My dog is about as easy going as they come. He was groggy and super tired right after. But then was back to normal the next day or so. And its slowly calmed him down. He was neutured in June and i can honestly say he has calmed down alot since that and he turned one as well. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

He’ll be fine.  He’ll hurt a little, be unhappy about the cone of shame, and will be sleepy from meds, but the recovery’s quick and it’ll be like nothing happened.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had a really bad experience, and I pray yours is nothing like it, but I want you to be prepared, just in case.  (Dog is totally fine now, so it doesn’t have a bad ending.)

I dropped him off at a place to get it done, and it’s totally true that dogs know.  He peed, pooped and vomited on the floor.  I left him, going to pick him up that evening, and it was the longest day of my life.

When I picked him it, it was like he didn’t know me.  His eyes were glassy and he couldn’t/wouldn’t focus them on me.  He could walk (very unsteady) but it was like he wasn’t my dog.  I had to have someone help me lift him into the car, because he couldn’t jump.  (Your dog sounds small enough that you can do that no problem?)

On the drive home, he peed all over himself.  He seemed confused and still didn’t know who I was.

He did better once he got inside the house, but he was listless and despondent for the next couple of days.  He didn’t eat, and he kept getting the cone stuck on the carpet.  He eventually bounced back (after about three days), but I expected to pick up my dog at the vet, and it really took those three days before he was my dog again.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our girl was OUT OF IT the night we picked her up, she was just sleeping and would be mad when we sent her our to pee (it was cold and snowy). The next morning though, it was like nothing even happened.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our pup was totally fine when we picked him up. As soon as we got home he wanted to run around and play. We had to stop him from overdoing it and possibly popping stitches. He didn’t love the donut collar, but he tolerated it. Luckily he only had to wear it for a couple of days because he didn’t try to chew the stitches. I recommend getting a donut collar instead of a cone. It’s more comfortable for them. Our vet gave us one, so I would ask when you pick your dog up.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

That was the easiest night we have ever had with our high energy dog. He was groggy and just wanted to curl up by us. He was fine besides sleepy. I did have to help him into the card since he didn’t really have his legs back so to speak, but the next morning he was back to his rambunctious self.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Quietserenity:  aw, that sounds bad!  Sounds like maybe a bad reaction to anaesthesia, which will be good to keep in mind if you have to get his teeth cleaned, or if he needs another procedure done.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MadTownGirl:  My dog was really sleepy and I babied her.  I got her tons of toys and a special collar for “becoming a woman” (haha!  I know…) and she laid on the couch for a day or two all sleepy.  Don’t worry!  Those doctors are great and have probably done this a zillion times ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

My dog was fine. She was pretty drowsy and slow for the afternoon, but that evening she was trying to play with our other dog like everything was normal! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our little guy was groggy the day we picked him up but other then that he ws totally fine. I came home from night shift the next day and this was the look that greeted me at the door ๐Ÿ™‚

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