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Castration recovery(7 Posts)
My pup had his castration today, slightly more complicated than it should have been because one wasn't descended.
How long for recovery? The vet said no walks for two weeks but the aftercare leaflet says light on lead walks for 7-10 days.
I have pain killers to give him for 5 days so can manage that and hes coming into work with me tomorrow so he isnt on his own.
Quite an alarming thread title for the relationships board. 😉
Listen to your vet! No walking for first two days-only in lead to garden. Then no walks for another 7-10 days after this depending on how wounds are healing. Having said this, if very short controlled lead walks stop your dog from being mental in the house then can maybe do a tiny bit of this after a couple of days (with go ahead from vet) as this is better than jumping on and off furniture/running in circles/up and down stairs. If they’ve had to go into the abdomen to get the other testicle it isn’t a normal castration. The body wall for these types of wounds can takes weeks to go back to normal strength. May seem like a lifetime but honestly worth being careful!
Mine had a straightforward castration and I didn’t walk him for two weeks. We did lots of sniffing games and he probably had too many chews to keep his mind off things but it was worth it for keeping his mind busy. There is no point pushing it when messing up the stitches could mean loads more time stuck in.
Mine was castrated last summer and had lead walks the next day on the vets advice.
The only thing we were told was no jumping/running and leaping up on to surfaces so to keep him on lead. At home we kept him tethered to one of us or his tether point so he couldn't run and jump on the furniture.
24h post-op and you'd have no idea he'd just come out of surgery - he was absolutely fine and full of beans. Had his post op check at 10 days and he was absolutely fine - no issues with healing whatsoever.
I do think the advice not to walk them for two weeks is ridiculous - dogs need exercise! A gentle lead walk is not going to cause any problems.
The aftercare leaflet will be for a straightforward castration?... that’s not what your dog has had.
Our dog was castrated only because he had an undescended testicle. He was very swollen and sore for at least a week and took much longer to recover than a spayed bitch does.