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    Question What to Expect Post De-sex Op?

    hi everyone,

    just seeking some advice from all you experienced dog owners on what we should expect regarding our puppy after he goes to get de-sexed tomorrow.

    I'm just after some opinions on things like if we should be feeding him any special diet after the op, how to manage him if he's trying to get at his stitches, how to keep him calm etc and just anything else that might be helpful to know.

    thanks in advance!

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    He may be feeling a bit sick, wobbly on his legs and a bit uncoordinated. Try and stop him from running around and jumping on this, put him on the lead and put in him bed if you need too. If he's chewing his stitches, you should be able to borrow a collar from you vet.

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    Have a look for my thread entitled "booked in for Friday"

    we got Poppy done last Friday and the thread has lots of great advice and also a blow by blow of how she went!

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    Have a look for my thread entitled "booked in for Friday"

    we got Poppy done last Friday and the thread has lots of great advice and also a blow by blow of how she went!

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    The boys often recover a lot quicker than the girls.

    For the first 24 hours...keep him in a warm, comfortable place. Maybe offer some normal food and water when he is a awake enough. Don't let him jump up...it will stretch the wound. If he licks the stiches...you can get WoundGard from the vets...you spray it on and it tastes disgusting, so they stop licking it.

    Good luck with him

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    Clea - I was told by my vet that it's normal for them to lick at the wound and it's their way of keeping it clean. They did say that if she starts chewing on the stitches or licking excessively then that's when you stop them.

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    We had our boy done a few months ago. When he got home he was pretty woozy and rested alot. Try and prevent jumping and anything too strenuous for 7 days.

    Troopa licked his stitches a little but nothing over-the-top which our vet said was fine. If your dog chews at the stitches then you should be able to go to your vet to get an elizabethan collar fitted until the stitches come out.

    Regarding food, we were told not to feed him until the day after he was desexed. He was allowed to have water after we brought him home though.

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    Individual vets vary on their instructions. My females, even though done in the afternoon were to be offered a small meal that night. Some licking is normal and good for cleaning the area.

    Just go with your own vet's advice and common sense. All will be well.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Hey everyone,

    thanks so much for your helpful advice.

    Jax is now on day 4 post his operation and apparently healing well (took him to the vet yesterday coz I am a paranoid mum! )

    We've been trying to keep him really quiet and inside for the last 3 days but unfortunately today OH and I are back at work so little Jax is in the backyard by himself with the cone on his head!

    I'm feeling a little bit anxious but the vet nurse said he should be fine to be on his own by today...can't wait til this time next week when he can get his stitches out and we can put this whole thing behind us!!!

    Thanks again for all the advice and support!

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    We've had Bernie done recently, he cried his eyes out for 8 hours after getting back from Vet, pee'd in the house on the first night home, more due to aneathesia levels remaining i reckon, as he was pretty doped up.
    Then next day, humping all his mates as per usual, never realised he'd had an op.
    now, 2 weeks later, has stopped trying to hump his mates, me, cushions ahhh bliss.

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