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How Long Should Dogs Rest After Neutering

How Long Should a Dog Rest After Being Neutered?

Our team at Dove Mountain Veterinary services the Marana area, providing an array of services for pet owners. We understand the importance of neutering your dog, and we are happy to provide this service for the dog owners in the community. After your dog has undergone this surgical procedure, he will need a bit of rest and care.

Picking Up Your Pet

When you pick up your dog or cat after surgery, he will have a small shaved area on the abdomen. He may also have a tattoo indicating that he has been neutered. He may seem sleepy or confused, although he will still be happy to see you. Bring your pet carrier to our animal hospital, along with a towel or two in case his stomach becomes upset in your vehicle. You may also want to include a small blanket in the carrier, as he may be a bit uncomfortable during travel after the procedure.

Resting the Next Day

Once you get your dog home from our animal hospital, it will be important to keep him as calm and isolated as possible. If you have other animals or small children in your home, you will want to keep them away from your dog. Keep your pet in the surgical collar, and if necessary, keep him crated so that he does not run, jump, or play too enthusiastically. Otherwise, there is a slight chance that he could tear the stitches or that another pet could tear them. If this happens, he is at risk of infection.

The Next Two Weeks

For the next two weeks, keep a careful eye on your dog. Provide him with plenty of fresh food and water, as well as any medications that our doctors have prescribed. Allow him to rest as much as he feels like, and keep him from running too much or playing too actively while the stitches heal. In addition, avoid full baths until the stitches are completely healed.

Pet Neutering in Marana, AZ

Spaying or neutering your pet helps the local pet community and provides certain health benefits to the animal. If you are ready to spay or neuter your pet, contact our team at Dove Mountain Veterinary today at (520) 448-9690 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

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