The discomfort caused by spay or neuter surgeries lasts for just a few days and should be completely gone after about a week. If your pet is experiencing pain or discomfort for more than a couple of days it's a good idea to contact your vet for further advice.
In these cases, the aggression should disappear in a couple of days or improve with pain management treatment. When a dog shows aggression related to sexually dimorphic behaviors, they should be under control a few months after being neutered. However, we should also take other measures to ensure stable behavior.
You can temporarily remove the collar to allow your pet to eliminate, but make sure to put it back on when finished. If your pet has not pooped/peed within 48 hours after surgery, you should visit our clinic during business hours or you should seek out a full service vet clinic (at your expense).
If you notice any discharge, swelling or redness at the surgery site, or if the incision opens, contact your vet. Also call your vet if your dog has diarrhea, begins vomiting, stops eating or seems lethargic.
While your dog will not feel any pain throughout the surgery because they will be unconscious under anesthesia, they will need medication to alleviate pain after the procedure. At the end of the surgery, pain medications will be administered to your dog through an injection your vet will provide.
The vet will prescribe any take-home medications required to help relieve your dog's post-operative pain. Some of the most common medications prescribed by vets to help manage pain after neutering include Torbugesic or Rimadyl. Follow your vet's instructions carefully when it comes to giving your dog pain medications.
Fixing torn ACLs in humans requires ACL surgery. In dogs, CCL injuries require tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery. At our animal hospital, most dogs can return home the same day. Total recovery period is about 12 to 16 weeks.
The discomfort caused by spay or neuter surgeries usually only lasts a few days and should be gone after a week. If your pet is experiencing pain or discomfort for more than a couple of days you should contact your vet to get further advice.
Your pet has had his/her front leg surgically removed. This is a major surgery and you should expect your pet to need 2-3wks to fully adjust to the new circumstances. During the healing time, your pet may experience sudden twinges of pain. This will subside over these first few weeks.
Dogs that have been neutered will not be free of hormonal behavior issues right away. This is because in most cases, it can take anywhere from two to four weeks, and sometimes even as long as six weeks, for all the hormones to leave your dog's body.
Activity levels may be reduced in both males and females after spaying and neutering, but this is by no means certain in all dogs. It's important to note that males may still engage in full-testosterone male behaviors while their male sex hormone levels diminish after surgery. This can take up to six weeks.
Typically after a neutering, your veterinarian will request that you not bathe your dog for 10-14 days post-surgery. You will need to keep your dog's stitches dry to keep them in place and prevent infection in the surgical incision.
A day or two after spaying/neutering, your dog's personality should return to normal. However, you should restrict your dog's activity for seven days after surgery.