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So, we had Spartan neutered on Thursday and the instructions say he's supposed to be kept QUIET for 4 days! Obviously they're smoking crack.

I was astonished at how 'normal' he was post surgery. He was totally unphased! He whined occasionally like he was having some discomfort but it sure didn't seem to stop him from wanting to run around like a mad creature.

Of course I'm not going to let him do anything that will rip his stitches, but he's a very active 15 week old, 30 lb german shepherd. Keeping him 'quiet' isn't really an option if he wants to play!
 

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i have a female who we had spayed a couple months ago. her post-surgery instructions didn't say "keep quiet" they just said to keep her calmed down, not a lot of rough housing. she was 9 months old. we brought her home & she pretty much laid there for 2 days, then the next 2 weeks she was outside for maybe 2 hours total & wanted nothing to do with playing.. sorry i couldnt help but that was my experience. maybe call the vet & ask how your supposed to do that?
 

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" Keeping quiet" just means to make sure he isn't jumping around like a nut. Make sure he is leash walked and keep an eye on the sx site. If he is licking at it you need to get a collar from the vet.
 

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ya... i assume "keep quiet" is the same as "calmed down" - just a matter of terms.

to the OP,
can i ask if there was a particular reason you had it done at 4mo?
 

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Link was neutered on Thursday and they told us to only take him outside to go to the bathroom for 7 to 10 days. ARE THEY CRAZY??? He came out and saw us (he had to stay overnight) and starting jumping and he has been running around the house like nothing happened.
 

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I've found that doing the surgery when they're young means that they won't know what they're missing, plus they seem to recover more quickly. Had the vet expressed any reservations, I definitely would've held off for a while.
 

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When I discharge clients after spay/neuter surgery they are told to leash walk for 10-14 days, crate rest as much as possible, no jumping 10-14 days, no stairs for 3-5 days. While the outside may look healed, there is more concern about the inside healing. It's hard to follow the instructions (I nearly went crazy after Gracie was spayed) but your dog will be all the better for it!
 

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Dante was Cryptorchid so he was on 2 weeks "quiet".
I used some herbal calmers (don't remember which one now), a traffic lead and the crate.
We both survived
 
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