everybody knows I'm not much of a weekend poster, so I thought I'd let everyone know today that the Pipster goes in for his neuter Monday morning. I'm not real nervous, my vet is very good. i'm just hoping for a fast recovery, and trying to figure out how to keep him quiet during his recovery period!
How many people got shorts for their dogs after a neuter or spay to protect the surgery area? I remember Ron bringing this up... How successful was it for you and umm... what size did you get? (How in heaven do I size a sheepdog for shorts??? )
(How in heaven do I size a sheepdog for shorts??? )
I sort of had the same sizing problem with Izzie. She got her first bladder infection before she was house-broken. We didn't want to restrict her to a tiny area, but she was squatting randomly and quite often. So we got diapers for her to wear. I swear I stood in front of the diaper section at target for a good 10 minutes trying to figure out what size a 15 - 20lb puppy would wear. I finally bought 2 small packages of different sizes and tried them on her at home. I think the second time was the charm.
|When Pirate was neutered I was very nervous for him! BUT! It really turned into a non-event.|
He was bit quietier for a few days, but never seemed in much pain, and never went after his stitches.
They sent him home with one of those cone collars, but never used it. He just seemed to heal, and was never really bothered by it.
Good luck, Pipster!
|Don't you think the Pipster and Mike wear about the same size
Barney licked his area quite a bit so we had to use the cone, but then he learned to scratch the area with the tip of the cone...so we basically just kept a good eye on him (with the cone on still) and he finally got the hint not to lick or scratch the area.
Good luck Pip!
|Clyde never even realized that he had surgery. Never licked the area once. You may want to play it by ear the first day and decide if he needs them and if so, steal a pair of your husband's boxers. I'd suggest picking the pair that you've been wanting to throw away yourself for awhile.|
|Good luck Pipster!!!!!!!!! Get plenty of rest and
let Mom and Dad wait on you hand and foot.
Wait a minute, they do that already!
Then, make sure the add in Frosty Paws as a reward when
|Pepsi was like Clyde. Had no idea he had surgery. The day after surgery he was bouncing around like a normal pup.
I hope Pip takes after Clyde and Pepsi.
|Hope everything goes well, Pipster! I can't believe it's time already either.|
|I hope all goes well and he has a quick recovery|
|Oh Wow - he's growing up so fast! Good luck!|
Noodle went in today for his snip-snip and I did not know about getting shorts. He will be out tomorrow morning. These posts are great!
|Hi- please let me know how Pip and Noodles do followign their surgeries. We are waiting till Chipper is 6 months old, and then will schedule his appointment- a day I dear- as I want the best for him!
Good luck! Hope Pip and Noodle do well and recover quickily!!
|Pip will do just fine, Mommy! If you get or make him a pair of shorts, be sure to post a pic! Big hugs to the little guy!|
|Hope all goes well with pip .
On the subject of shorts i used an old t-shirt on Mitch .I put a few stitches in the neck and put his back legs through the arms i then put a knot in the waist just above his spine.
He looked like he had a pair off baggy skateboard trousers on
|Ollie was neutered yesterday at a Roving site by the Nashville Humane Assoc. When I returned to pick him up, they told me he was his terrorizing self (real surprise, because I would never call him a terror)
I also had taken in 3 males for the rescue group and they all went into crates while Ollie just went into the front seat of the car. He slept on the way home, but when we arrived home, he jumped out of the car (a no-no), peed and pottied and came into the house like nothing had happened. While he did sleep a little more through the evening than normal, otherwise you would never know he'd had surgery.
Just try keeping him quiet today. I tell him he's not supposed to run around and play so much, but he just doesn't listen. No attempt to lick himself either.
This is the first time I have neutered a young pup and highly recommend the earlier the easier.
|Bosley was neutered at 4 months. He was the biggest baby about the whole thing! He cried, whined and had to wear the cone as he would not leave his stiches alone. He also kept trying to run away from them..
He spent a lot of the first couple of days with his head in the cone up against the wall. He got stuck every where, and then wouldn't move.
He got stuck drinking out the the toilet , as he couldn't pull the cone out
But after a couple of day he got used to it and terrorized the other dogs with it...and bruised the back fo my legs..
But I have had so many rescue dogs neutered as adults with no problems at all. Just be sure to keep him quiet, You do NOT want him to split a stitch, as he could get infected, or even worse, have to get it re-stiched again. Not fun.
I am sure he will do fine. Just limit the running and climbing stairs and jumping. On leash potty breaks for a week at least. Best be safe than sorry.
|Good luck to him!|
|Awe Pip, Good luck tomorrow! Little sweetie.|
He is at the vets now. The plan is to pick him up by 3:30 if all goes well. Mike is gonna call me when he hears from the vet. I'm sure everything will be fine... but I think he knew something was up this morning. He was being super sweet, giving kisses, cuddling... normally he is all over the place in the morning, but he was really calm today. Coulda just been that he was hoping if he was a good boy, I'd decide to put his food down! Poor baby!!!!
Hopefully all goes well, and he is home by the time I get back from work!
Now I get to finalize my decision about his registered name... Decisions, decisions!
|Good boy, Pippin....
he says as he crosses his legs....
Mike was teasing me this weekend that he was gonna drop of his "manly" sheepdog and pick up a "girly" one instead
Waiting to hear
|Pippin will do just fine
Noodle came home Saturday from his snip and he's bouncing around like a bunny rabbit. What do they put in the anaesthesia He has more energy now than before!
|Pip is back from the vet! Well, at least that is what Mike tells me He did fine, Mike says he didn't whine or anything until he noticed Mike standing in the receptionist office. Apparently there were lots of people there for him to see and meet... until dad walks in and then it was the "poor me" act for attention!!!!
That's my boy! Mike wasn't given a cone or anything, so hopefully he leaves the sutures alone, otherwise, I'll be raiding my sister's room for a pair of her boxers (Mike's would never fit him...) I can't wait to get home and see him myself.
|So glad to hear he came through the surgery with no problems!|
|So glad to hear everything went well!|
|So glad things went well, Karen! Love you Pip!|
|So glad you're OK Pip|
|I hope Pip has had an uneventful recovery.
We haven't ever had problems with ours - most were their usual bouncy selves and needed to be reminded they had surgery! I hope that was the case with Pip.
|Yep, Pip is doing fine. I had to "shorts" him for the first two days, so he'd leave the area alone. He's pretty much all better now, back to his normal goofy self, and has been leaving his surgery site alone. Good Boy!
It always amazes me how observant the animals are though. The day he came back from surgery, all the kitty girls immediately noticed that Pip wasn't his normal bouncy self, and came out into the living room to spend time with everyone. I'm not sure if that is sweet, or vindictive, since they knew Pip didn't have enough energy to chase them!
|Karen I hope the Pipster did well, I am catching up on posts. Tasker had a very difficult time with his neuter, I guess like people every dog is different. I hope Pip had an easy time of it!!!|
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