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Recuperation from Neutering?

Rikky was neutered 3 days ago. The nurse told me to keep him calm with no jumping or running for 13 days. It's only been 3 days and it's almost impossible to keep him from some jumping or running. He seems to be feeling fine. For those who had their male's neutered, how long did you have to keep him calm or do you have an suggestions for doing so. Thanks.

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Rikky was neutered 3 days ago. The nurse told me to keep him calm with no jumping or running for 13 days. It's only been 3 days and it's almost impossible to keep him from some jumping or running. He seems to be feeling fine. For those who had their male's neutered, how long did you have to keep him calm or do you have an suggestions for doing so. Thanks.
I think we were told to limit activity for 10 days. Specifically, that meant no stairs and outdoors only on leash. In the house, if he revved up too much, we tried to distract him by putting him back in his ex-pen with good chewys. At that point, he hadn't figured out jumping onto the couches, so we didn't have that concern. Stairs were gated off. We were told that it was fine to continue is obedience classes, so I actually stepped that up during that period, and did several extra "drop-in sessions to keep him from being too bored, and hopefully tire him out enough that he'd be quieter for the rest of the day. The first 3 days weren't bad because he was a bit quieter and under the weather anyway. So it was only a week of torture.


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My vet told me to keep Cicero from jumping and running for 10 days...HA!! He was lazy the day of, and the day after surgery and after that he didn't know he couldn't 'just be a dog'! I went outside with him and tried to keep him near playing with some toys...but he would run. Inside, I did watch and not let him jump on or off things for a couple more days...then it was over!! He sounds like he will be fine doing a little more...just keep a check on his incision. Give that cutie a hug from Ga.!!


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I had the same experience with Javy. I thought I would be taking care of a sick puppy but instead I was stressed out trying to keep him calm. The day after surgery he acted as if he felt great. I kept him in his pen more than usual which upset him. After about 5 days I gave up and went back to our normal routine. We didn't throw the ball for him but took our walks and let him play. He recovered just fine. I think it's harder for the owners than the puppy!

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Mojo hit the ground running the next day and never looked back. It was fine.

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Hugs to Ricky!!!!! Yogi had issues because his testicles had not dropped as per the vet they were in position so this caused extra swelling(I had no idea I thought if they don't drop early they won't. The vet enlighten me. Who knew). After two days he was his old self, I just had to keep him from jumping. I personally found waiting to hear he was fine and I could bring him home, the hardest part.

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My girl had a rough recovery, they are all different..but better to be safe than sorry.

You can always distract him from playing with belly rubs or some TP to shred (confined area of course, lol)...or a kong, or something like that that will keep them busy but relatively in one place.

Hugs and hopes for a speedy recovery!

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When Marlowe got home (they did him 1st thing in the morning and I took him home at the end of the day), he immediately did a RLH after the cat and was his typical goofy self. It was hard to keep him quiet at home other than a lot of crate time. We didn't do any long walks or go to the dog park where he could roughhouse for about a week. Other than that, we just let him be normal. Just check the incision/stitches and make sure nothing has come loose or infected.

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The boys seem to recover a lot quicker. With ours we had a very short recovery period and they were back to their old selves in a day or two. I hope Rikky is doing fine now.

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Janet - How old is Rikky? I'm debating whether to neuter Eli when he's 6 mos, as recommended by most, or later at 12 mos. I'm trying to come up with a pros/cons list and am curious if they tend to heal faster when they're younger or if there's really a difference in healing if I wait 6 mos or so.

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