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    i had my dog desexed earlier today and he is just starting to come back around to his normal self, my question is when is it ok to take him for a walk? vet says I should be able to resume normal walks tomorrow but I know I would not want to be walking around after surgery. much thanks

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    My boys were good to go as soon as they had recovered from the anasethetic. I had to work hard to limit them or they would have been working sheep the next day LOL. I took them on their normal walks but avoided doing heavy exercise for a few days. Keep and eye on the wound and makes sure it is looks nice and dry and not swollen.

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    Yep, my boy was the same, once the anesethetic wore off, he was ready for anything. I had to limit his running around in the backyard (he's a bit of a crazy dog, runs around like a nutcase), but i was still able to take him for walks, just made sure that he took things slowly. Keep the wound site clean as well, Koda was an idiot when we got home the first night, after doing zoomies around the backyard with me trying to catch him to stop him, at night while we were all sleeping he went and rolled in mud, got the wound site all dirty which soon resulted in it getting infected, poor boy was in a lot of pain after that.

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    I got told no more than 10 minutes at a time after desex for the first two weeks - but mine was a girl dog.

    You do need to be careful of the wound and stitches for a while. I would check back with the vet - no off lead zoomies until the stitches are out? no swimming until the wound is healed?

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    This certainly isn't advice, but old mate Jack presented at the vets to get his stitches out and collar off and the vet said they'd never seen a collar so beat up ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    This certainly isn't advice, but old mate Jack presented at the vets to get his stitches out and collar off and the vet said they'd never seen a collar so beat up ...
    I remember by the time Koda went to have his stitches out and collar off, the collar was being held together by duct tape - he figured out that if he runs along the fence banging it as he goes it sometimes comes off! Not to mention that even with his collar he managed to remove two of his 3 stitches!!

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    My boys didnt seem to have any ill effects, and were back at it the following day. no sutures to rip just that empty sack swingin in the wind, as they humped each other still.

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    I didn't do walks etc until the stitches were out for both of mine. Still didn't stop them from running around like nutters.

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