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Great question. Up until Kai, I've only had female dogs. Kai was neutered 2 weeks ago. I was very surprised that the vet, the vet tech or the after-care sheet did not mention swelling of the scrotum (apparently it's pretty common but can actually cause people to doubt the surgery was performed). Also not mentioned, the flap of skin that remains after the swelling goes down. I've read that if the dog is not mature at the time of neutering, the skin will flatten as the dog grows; otherwise it will remain.
Apparently Kai recovered from surgery very quickly. The vet's office told me he was bouncing around in his cage. (Based on their observation, no lampshade required.) I knew I'd have a hard time getting him to settle down, especially with his sister in the house. Wish I'd made arrangements with the neighbor to take Kiki for a few days; however, I did put Kiki in doggie day care for two days to help restrict their interaction somewhat.