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Question about neutering recovery time
So I wanted to get some opinions. Archer is 7 mos old & going to be neutered this coming Wednesday (Aug 27). The vet said they are usually back to their old selves the next day, but he'd have to wear a cone for 7-10 days potentially, and reduce activity for several days or up to 7 days after. I know neutering is way less hard on the pups than spaying as no abdominal muscle is cut, right?
Here's my dilemma: a friend is asking me to potentially "board-and-train" her 11 week old labradoodle puppy. He is a sweet puppy and I am pumped to do it as part of my potential dog-training business, and to help her have an amazing dog.
However he would be coming over on the Friday, 2 days after Archer's neuter, and staying for 3 days. While both of them are crate-trained, and I will likely be walking them separately, I am sure there will be a fair bit of play while the new puppy is here. I could try to reduce that but I am not sure just how easy that would realistically be, especially as my apartment is only 850 sq feet so it's not like I have major separated areas other than my bedroom.
Should I re-book Archer's neuter to a later time? My schedule is cleared to accommodate it at least for the day of and the two days after to keep an eye on him. Will I be putting Archer at risk of some problem if he is playing with a puppy a lot 2 days after his neuter? I guess the puppy could bite & damage his stitches or something? Or maybe just wear him out?
What would you all do in this situation and what are your experiences with your dogs playing with other energetic dogs after a neuter??