Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Re: Post-neutering precautions -- advice needed
Slider was neutered almost three weeks ago. He was an easy keeper - didn't need an e-collar - and he was happy to be walked to relieve himself. As long as he didn't run or jump, I also allowed him to be in his pen (24'x36') with Bruiser as long as I was outside with them and could make sure he didn't misbehave. Everything went well, no problems with recouperation.
But I've had some dogs who were PITAs after major surgery. When Niki had his leg amputated it was all I could do to keep him calm with no playing until he could get his stitches out. He drove me NUTZ but we both survived the ordeal. I leash walked him around the yard, probably further than the surgeon wanted but it was enough to keep him happy. The day he got the stitches out and the surgeon gave the okay for normal activity my arm almost fell off playing ball with him.
Gayle, Faith, Ledgie, Scooby
At the Bridge: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser