Post # 32
We got my baby neutered this past year, he was 5 at the time. We are currently living in an split house [apartment], with someone who has 2 dogs, which are boys. They were marking EVERYTHING, so we got them all fixed!
He didn’t need to wear a cone, and his incision was healed in about 9 days.
Post # 33
@bee1804: That’s a good point. They have to cover all their bases.
Post # 34
@Cory_loves_this_girl: We just know how much your babies mean to u 🙂 bcuz we have them too 🙂
But I do think there’s a fine line between ensuring she is comfortable, and safe!
Post # 35
We got Cosmo neutered and got his cherry eye fixed at 5 months he had to undergo 2 surgerys
Post # 36
@Cory_loves_this_girl: My baby girl was neutered at 6 months and had to wear a cone for two weeks and we weren’t allowed to give her any exercise. She was a wild thing! She bashed the cones on doorways until she disintegrated them and then would lick her stitches. I went through about a cone a day, and about one every two days once we started reinforcing them with duct tape. Now she wears this whenever she has stitches (like right now): http://www.allfourpaws.com/the_comfy_cone.php – which is a lot more comfortable and I feel like less of a monster for leaving her in it. I usually only have it on when she’s being left unattended.
Post # 37
My dog was neutered at the shelter before I got him. They think he was about a year old at the time.
Post # 38
Nope. But my poor baby was in so much shock from being at the pound and getting fixed that she barely ate for days and days! Poor thing was already under weight… Thankfully it didn’t last too too long and now she’s a very healthy weight 🙂
Post # 39
Our dog needed the cone, even past the two weeks! He was neutered while in his foster home, and even if they took it off for a second he chewed at it. So when we adopted him, we had to keep it on for another week because his incision got very swollen while he was at his foster. I think it really depends on the dog though, because I’ve seen other dogs who haven’t had much interest in chewing or licking.
Post # 40
We got a 6 year old dog back in October and had him neutered a few weeks later. At the vet, they said they really tried to avoid using the cone since dogs hate them. She said if we noticed him picking at his stitches (he had 6 or 7), then we could try buying him one of those inflatable donuts from Petco.
Well, our dog would not stop licking his stitches so we did get him the inflatable donut, which we only kept on him while we were at work. Honestly, I think he could still pick at his stiches with that thing on but I just kept checking his stitches 2x a day to make sure the area wasn’t red and infected. Everything turned out okay, but it was still a huge pain.
Post # 41
When my first cat was spayed (I was 6 years old at the time), she had a cone. We took it off so she could eat, however no one was watching her for about a minute and she pulled a suture out and caused some bleeding. No other issues though and the cone went back on.
My boy cat was nuetered at the shelter and all healed up before I adopted him, and I brought my girl cat home the day after her spay and she didn’t have a cone and never bothered her incision one bit. I don’t think you can tell if your animal will or won’t bother it, so it is just safest to wear the cone.
Post # 42
My Bella wore her 80% of time. Always when we went out and most of the time when we were at home and anytime we were sleeping. LOL She didnt struggle too much with it, she was good actually. Gotta do what we gotta do right?