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Casper is scheduled to be neutered on Thursday. Can anyone tell me if it changes them (besides the obvious). I am worried it will change his beautiful spirit and playfulness. Hope to hear some positive feedback. Thanks, Nancy
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Hi Nancy, Casper will still have a beautiful spirit. Be prepared for him being miserable for the first few days. Jasper could barely lift his head, and the elizabethan collar made him really miserable. he would walk into furniture and then just stop in his tracks and let his head hang down to the ground and just stand there. I slept with him on the couch the first night- and he just whimpered the whole night. I felt like the meanest mommy in the world. The next day, I went out and got him a new collar called the bite not collar that wraps around the neck (like a human cervical collar) and he was much better. They hate the elizabethan collars.

http://www.bitenot.com/

But after the initial shock- he will be back to normal, in fact you will have to keep him from palying to hard until he heals.

we need to see pictures of your Casper.




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Kodi was neutered last May and it didn't change him one bit. H is still the sweetest boy who loves to run and play with Shelby. I was lucky (or Kodi was), because he didn't seem to notice that anything was different. He was sent home with a collar, but he didn't need it. Also, the vet gave me pain meds, but he didn't need those either.
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On the neutering topic. Oreo lifted his leg, slightly, the other night when he peed outside. He is now sniffing intently now, and for the first time, in a LONG time, he TRIED to hump my foot. I pinned him quickly, and then he was so calm afterward and lay nicely beside me. I am noticing some changes in him, although it could simply be he is hitting the "pre-teen" stage too. He is scheduled to get neutered March 30th. At least we can get him BEFORE he starts his humpfests and the kids start asking me what he is doing.
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Nancy:

Neutered when they are still puppies, they never really "mature" so they stay puppish forever. But I am learning these little guys stay "silly clowns" no matter what. One thing I love

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March 30th is coming up real soon. I sincerely hope all goes well. Since his rabies shot incident, the vet will take more precautions. I am trying not to get all worked up for Oreo's sake. I am a bit nervous, but if I think all will go well, then at least Oreo will be at ease. I am going to try to take him out very early in the morning for a really long and tiring walk, so he is all mellow when he goes in. Hey, I just might be all mellow too
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Poor Oreo, poor Casper (both Caspers) They will all be just fine. They say it makes them happier-- they don't have to worry about all those hormonal urges.

the walk before sounds like a good idea for both the puppy and mom. I'll have to remember that for Cash. How old is Oreo and Casper and Casper?

we neutered Jasper at 6 months- a lot of people say between 5 and 6 months? what are your thoughts?




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He is 20 weeks now, and will be 21 by the time he gets neutered
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I just took Max in today....the poor little guy.
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Awww, poor little guy. I am sure he will be up and running soon
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