Time To Get Your Pup Neutered? 3 Tips For A Healthy Recovery


If you're about to have your pup neutered, it's going to be a little uncomfortable for a few days. It's important to remember that your pup will have had major surgery, which means it will need to be given some extra love and attention during the recovery period. In addition to the post-operative instructions that your veterinarian will provide you with, here are three steps you can take to make sure your pup has a healthy recovery.

Give Him a Quiet Place

Your pup isn't going to want to be around people – or other animals – while it's recovering. Before you bring your pup home from the veterinarian's office, be sure to create a quiet place for him to recover. Some of the best places include large closets, bathrooms, or a spare bedroom that's not in use.

Place their bed on the floor and provide your pup with a soft blanket to curl up in. If your pup has a favorite soft toy, make sure that's there two. Your pup will feel more secure if it's surrounded by its favorite things. If you have other pets – cat's or dog's – make sure they're kept away from your pup while it's recovering. You don't want the other pets to lick the wound, or to get rambunctious with your pup while it has sutures.

Keep the Water Coming

Dehydration is a dangerous thing, especially while your pup is recovering from surgery. To make sure that your pet stays properly hydrated during the recovery period, keep a fresh bowl of water near them at all times. If your pup is unable to keep water down following surgery, offer a bowl of ice instead. Your pup will be able to lick the ice, which will provide it with the moisture it needs to stay hydrated. Once the anesthesia is out of your pup's system, and it's able to drink without vomiting, you can remove the ice and replace it with a bowl of water.

Watch for Signs of Infection

After your pup has been neutered, it's important that you watch for signs of infection at the wound site. This is particularly true if you've been having a hard time preventing your pup from licking and scratching at the wound. Some signs of infection you should be aware of include:

  • Foul odor
  • Yellowish discharge
  • Redness or swelling

Now that your pup is going to be neutered, be prepared for the recovery period. The tips provided here will help you care for your pup after surgery. For more information, contact a center such as Akaal Pet Hospital.


18 January 2017

Happy, Healthy Pets: Everything You Need to Know

Hello, my name is Katrina, and I love my dog. We live out in the country, so he is able to run a lot. He even has neighboring dogs who come to see him and play. However, fresh air and exercise are not the only things he needs. He also needs a healthy diet, the right shots, and care for his mental health. If you are a pet owner, you will love the tips that I plan to include in this blog. I'm going to focus these posts on everything you need to know to keep your dog happy and healthy. I hope these ideas help you, and I wish you and your pet many years of happiness and good health together.