Dog neutering can be a great option for the pet owners who are not completely sure about the idea of altering their dogs. What exactly does it entail? How long does it take? It does depend upon the method you choose and what gender they are but the recovery time for dog neutering generally is around 2 months. There are other factors to this procedure you must be aware of and you should know the pros and cons of dog neutering.
There are various reasons why dog neutering recovery might occur. The reason for the surgery could be based on health concerns of both the owner and the dog. Sometimes the dog is just too much of a danger to be let alone with another dog, and there are other times when the owner is simply not sure if they even want to keep the dog.
The most common reason that dogs undergo dog neutering recovery is because their bladders are not able to hold anymore urine. You might hear this described as wetting the bed. The dog has basically urinated all over itself and this is very embarrassing for the owner. This is actually one of the most common problems in dogs and can easily be fixed by using some medication to reduce the swelling. The medication will help reduce the incision sites so that your dog doesn’t have to go through this process anymore. In most cases the incision will be reduced or healed in two to four days.
Another reason dog neutering recovery occurs is due to nervousness about the operation. It’s hard to trust someone who isn’t familiar with the situation, and in many cases the dog is nervous enough to want to hide until after the surgery. Once the surgery is completed and the incision healed, you will find your pooch calm down and enjoying being around you again. The first few days after the surgery is when the calm down phase begins as your dog is still recovering from the operation and needs time to get used to your presence. If you start noticing your pet showing signs of nervousness then chances are he is still in the process of healing and is just trying to adjust to his new life.
It is important to note that this process is not just finished once the surgery has been performed. Depending on how fast you allow your pup to heal will determine how long the process will take, although it will generally take six weeks from the day of the surgery to full recovery. During the first week, the dog will need light exercise so that his incision sites won’t swell. During this time period it is important not to stretch the incision sites as they will be more susceptible to infection during this period.
As soon as you start noticing your dog showing signs of improvement then you can begin to increase the amount of walking your dog gets as well as adding a light exercise regimen. This helps to speed up the post-operation recovery period. You can expect your dog to be in pain for about seven to ten days after the operation but depending on how quickly you allow your dog to heal and the type of surgery he had will vary on how much pain he experiences. If the surgery was done by a veterinarian then the recovery period will be faster than if it was performed at home.
Many people also opt to have their dogs neutered even though they have been in their partner’s or family’s homes all their lives. The most common reason for this is because they want to start to show better behavior or feel more comfortable with the changes. The health benefits of dog neutering for both male and female dogs are undeniable. It does help to lessen aggressive tendencies, improves skin integrity, reduces hair loss, reduces odor, develops dentition and decreases shedding.
When it comes time to remove the stitches, it may be tempting to rough it out on your own, but it is not recommended. Do not try and remove the stitches yourself as this can result in additional scarring. Be sure to let the stitches heal for at least 14 days before attempting any kind of strenuous activity. If you plan to take your dog to the groomer or dog park, during the healing period make sure you arrange for someone to drop off your dog at the groomer’s while you tend to your own animals.