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Old 02-24-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy Bentley was Neutered Today

My 2 yr old baby named Bentley was neutered today and he is home with me recovering. He is very bruised and swollen, the vet said it was okay but he seems very uncomfortable... I'm worried. Any ideas on anything I can do to make him more comfortable? The vet said that I am supposed to make sure he isn't very active, but it's hard because he wants to be up and around and getting up and off of the sofa. The vet said it could be a couple of days before the swelling went down, but I wanted to see how long it took for some of our fellow Yorkie friends to recover!
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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Aww..Tobie got neutered on friday,I know how hard it is to keep them from jumping believe me, it is so hard. Tobie is a year young then your baby, he will do fine, try not to worry to much. Easier said then done, I know. On Sunday, Tobie was feeling much better and today he acts like nothing even happened to him. The first day is the hardest because they are so out of it and it breaks your heart. But he will start to feel better tomorrow. Just don't let him lick the stitches. I got Tobie a procollar because it looks more comfy then the cone, I posted a picture so you can see what it looks like. Hope this helps. Also, if you get him a baby onesie that will also help make him more comfy as well and help prevent licking the stitches.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:38 PM   #3
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My Winnie was neutered on friday too! He is doing just fine, I gave him pain meds for the first 3 days. I dont know if he will need them tomorrow. He is acting like he is feeling great! My vet used a laser and said it helps with the recovery time.
I think the most important thing is to make sure he doesn't lick the area too much and to take all his antibiotics.
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Good luck! When Nolee was neutered, I was so worried also! It will be ok. Just keep an eye out for him for the next few days!!
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Keep me posted on how Bentley is doing!! He is be fine!
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Some pain medications may reduce swelling. Was he given any for at home?
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Thanks for all of your advice. I have had a little trouble keeping him from licking his incision but he's getting better as I tell him "no." He keeps adjusting himself, I think he's having trouble getting comfortable... the vet gave me pain meds so hopefully that helps keep him comfortable. I hope he feels better soon, his incision looks really bad and painful even though the vet said it was fine i'm still worried.
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I'm so glad you were able to finally get it done! I know it's difficult though. I teared up when I went to pick Lola up after being spayed. She was so out of it and lethargic and letting out these little whimpers. Made me so sad. However, the next day she was completely back to normal!!

She definitely had a lot of bruising as well...it took a few days to go away, but don't be worried. Did they stitch him up, or use the glue?? Also, don't freak out if you notice little bumps (I think it's called Keyloids??). That happened to Lola and she was totally fine.

The first day, they're usually on tons of pain meds, so don't think they feel too much pain. I think it's the anesthesia that really affects them the most.

I'm SOOO glad everything went well!! The worst part is over with! Now just cuddle him, and pet him, and he'll be great!! It's definitely important to prevent a lot of activity for 2 weeks. It's hard, but necessary. Also, that's great you're on top of the licking as well....the night time was the hardest for me to get Lola to not lick because I was sleeping and wasn't aware of it.

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Im so glad he is ok. Pablo gets neutered next month....
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Thanks for all of your advice. I have had a little trouble keeping him from licking his incision but he's getting better as I tell him "no." He keeps adjusting himself, I think he's having trouble getting comfortable... the vet gave me pain meds so hopefully that helps keep him comfortable. I hope he feels better soon, his incision looks really bad and painful even though the vet said it was fine i'm still worried.

Poor guy, I remember when my peanut was neutered he was out of it for like 5 days. What I did for peanut: I gave him some yummy doggy ice cream, put my heating pad on low so he could lay on it..and basiclly just treated him like a little baby its always hard to try to find what they need or try to make them more comfy..I had that week off so I was able just to be there for him and I think that helped him a lot. Keep an eye on his incision. it shouldnt look as bad as you are saying it looks! I would give it a couple days if it doesnt look like it is getting better take him to get a re check, peanuts incision didnt look red or puffy or anything so watch that!!
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