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Sergio Recovering from Neutering

I am hoping now that my 2 year old Sergio is neutered the larger dogs in my apartment complex neighborhood won't be so agitated by him. He is resting. Still on pain meds 2x a day through Sunday and wearing his Elizabethan collar (cone) for 10 days. I have been sleeping next to his xpen area, staying in eye sight of him. His running and playing are restricted for 10 days.He whined the entire first night. I think the cone is worse than the surgery. I have already had an easier time taking him outside to do his business quick. He used to mark every street lamp. Now he just goes. Whew! First time dog owner here. I am so glad the surgery and recovery is going well. While he was under I had his teeth cleaned and his nails were clipped. I will start regular teeth brushing daily.

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Poor little guy. Was it such an ordeal because he was 2? Hope he fees better soon.
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Poor little guy. Was it such an ordeal because he was 2? Hope he fees better soon.
I have had him less than a month. Everything is an ordeal with me because I don't know what I am doing! ;-) He just got used to a new home and more freedom and was sleeping comfortably in my bed at my feet at night. I don't think he was in pain or discomfort from the surgery but not liking the restrictions. I think the breeder waited to get him neutered in case he would breed.

Probably neutering is easier when they are puppies.
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Poor little guy, hope he's feeling better soon and that he has a less stressful time with the big dogs.

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I am hoping now that my 2 year old Sergio is neutered the larger dogs in my apartment complex neighborhood won't be so agitated by him. He is resting. Still on pain meds 2x a day through Sunday and wearing his Elizabethan collar (cone) for 10 days. I have been sleeping next to his xpen area, staying in eye sight of him. His running and playing are restricted for 10 days.He whined the entire first night. I think the cone is worse than the surgery. I have already had an easier time taking him outside to do his business quick. He used to mark every street lamp. Now he just goes. Whew! First time dog owner here. I am so glad the surgery and recovery is going well. While he was under I had his teeth cleaned and his nails were clipped. I will start regular teeth brushing daily.
If he is small enough you could get a onesie (baby shirts) then he would not have to wear the cone. Several people on the forum do that after neutering. Some may chime in so you will see what I mean.

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Poor Sergio! Feel better soon, little guy!


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I have read here about alternatives to the cone. I asked my vet and so just following doctors recommendations for now. He's gotten used to the cone. I have to try not to chuckle at him while he wears it. He likes to scratch behind his ears with his back paw and that's really bothering him. But vet said no ear infections, no skin irritations, no fleas. Maybe the cone will help rid him of that habit? I also had his rabies vaccination given at the same time. Had to get his license here in Arlington County and I can now find a sitter and walker for him in the afternoon.

Luckily he didn't have any vomiting or bad reaction to the meds or vaccinations.

Is it just my imagination or possibly the pain meds he's taking or the cone, that the neutering could so quickly improve how he potties outside and doesn't mark?
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Awww, Sergio. Feel better soon!

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Feel better soon, Sergio.

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Feel better soon, Sergio!
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