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    Question Getting Dog Desexed

    Just some questions regarding neutering. When I take my pup to have it done in 2 months time what can I expect? How long does it take for the vet to do it? Do I sit around waiting or do I just drop him off?

    Any info anyone can give would be greatly appreciated

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    Drop him off at 8 get him at 4. Stitches are usually internal so just a revisit a few days later

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    Thanks Occy. What can I expect after I pick him up?

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    Don't feed him or give him any water on the morning of his operation. When you collect him, depending on how quickly his body metabolises the aneasthetic, he may still be a little drowsy or he may be bright as a button.

    He will have some red and blue angry looking bruising that will develop in the first couple of days around the area of the incision.

    Don't let the stitches get wet as the skin softens with water and the stitches are more prone to tear.

    Check the stitches daily for any signs of excess weeping (a little bit of blood or clear weeping is normal for the first few days). If the area becomes red again after the intial redness has settle or the intial redness becomes worse (not to be confused with the bruising) and it looks like there may be an infection, or if there is any coloured or smelly weeping or discharge take him back to the Vet.

    Try to stop him from jumping or playing too much in the first week as he may tear the stitches.

    His stitches will need to be removed in 7 - 10 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Don't feed him or give him any water on the morning of his operation. When you collect him, depending on how quickly his body metabolises the aneasthetic, he may still be a little drowsy or he may be bright as a button.

    He will have some red and blue angry looking bruising that will develop in the first couple of days around the area of the incision.

    Don't let the stitches get wet as the skin softens with water and the stitches are more prone to tear.

    Check the stitches daily for any signs of excess weeping (a little bit of blood or clear weeping is normal for the first few days). If the area becomes red again after the intial redness has settle or the intial redness becomes worse (not to be confused with the bruising) and it looks like there may be an infection, or if there is any coloured or smelly weeping or discharge take him back to the Vet.

    Try to stop him from jumping or playing too much in the first week as he may tear the stitches.

    His stitches will need to be removed in 7 - 10 days.

    I was actually going to ask whether to give him his breakfast before we go. Thanks for all this info

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    Its the easiest operation ever. No Joke.
    Warning, this could get mentally graphic.

    Slice the sack open vertically.
    The testicles will pop themselves out.
    The vet will snip each one off and tie a knot in the attatchment. Yes, a standard knot you would tie in everyday life.
    Stuff it all back in, and sew it back up.
    It only takes about 7 minutes!
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    Oh and they might give him dissolving stitches, although thats usually used only on females.
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    Hey Myf, can you explain what happens to a female?

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    She will be sliced open in the area between the teats.
    The vet has a blunt hook that is used to search for the tubes in all her guts(can take a while).
    Tube is cut in half and again, another standard knot tied in each end. Everything is then literally stuffed back in and sewn up.
    This op takes about 10-15 mins.

    I hope this makes sense!
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    Wow would love to be a fly on the wall

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