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neutered today

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Luigi was neutered today and he also had to have 2 molars pulled . I really like our vet and know they will send him home with lots of care information. However, if anyone has any tips for making sure his recovery goes smoothly I would love to know!
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For the neuter, I would recommend the onesies. It keeps them from trying to bite the stitches. Most of them bounce back quickly from the surgery even though we worry about them all the time. When Milo was done I didn't even have to give him any pain medication afterward. Hope Luigi's went smoothly.

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Don't worry. Males seem to get along just fine. The trouble I had was keeping Javy from playing too much. I gave him pain meds the first day. The vet said to keep him calm for about a week. The second day he acted as if nothing was wrong. The most stress I felt was worrying he was jumping around too much and would break his stitches. Speaking of stitches, he never bothered his so I didn't have to worry about that at all. Good luck.

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Hope Luigi is doing well. Yes, agree with Geri - the onesies were a lifesaver here. Augie had an undescended testicle and it was the stitches from that incision that bothered him and would have chewed open if not for the onesies. Also, as I have mentioned before (and maybe it is only Augie that they have affected this way), but they have the added benefit, at least in our case, of calming him down - he became noticeably less active with them on.

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How's Luigi doing today?

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Oh my, it's like the perfect storm. It seems like so many of us got our puppies around the same time and they're all being neutered within days of each other. Eli was neutered yesterday and aside from being very sleepy today and not wanting to go potty as much doesn't seem to show any side affects (poo poo poo LOL).

I am using the onesie and I think it helps. Whenever I take it off he goes to bite his stitches. Linda - you're right, he also seems much calmer with it on.
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Oh, he's very cute! Hope he's feeling better.

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Thanks all, he is much peppier today, eating well. The hardest part is keeping him from being so active!! The only bummer has been 2 pee accidents and he does NOT like his pain pill! Tastes bitter from his reaction...Thank you again!!
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So happy to hear all is going well for Luigi.

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I don't know so much about dog surgery, but I do know lots about people medical stuff and post surgery unless there is some specific reason not to they always push fluids and always check to make sure that both bladder and bowels are moving well. Anesthesia can cause the bladder/bowels to become sluggish, also pain meds (codeine in particular) constipates, and people subconsciously tend to not want to go and hold it because it may hurt (depending on the operation) or even assuming the position hurts. I would think that it would be no different for dogs, so basically I would say make sure he is drinking lots and eliminating appropriately. Being well hydrated also helps to flush any left over anesthetic from the body.
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