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Alfies getting "done"

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by theevos5, May 28, 2010.


  1. theevos5

    theevos5 PetForums VIP

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    I have made the decision and booked him in on Tuesday morning.He is humping every dog that he comes into contact with and has already been bitten once this week,My friend has just been to play with her 20 wk choc lab and the poor thing spend most of the time on its back getting his bits licked to death.The vet recommended that we leave it as late as possible but I have decided that he should be done.I don't want him to be bit again and it lead to fear aggression or for him to be a bad mannered dog.Obviously while he is behaving like this we are saying no and being firm in our approach to getting him off.Does anybody know the recovery period,regarding stitches etc and has anybody had a sex fiend doggie and did getting him neutered help?
     
  2. Maz&Oozy

    Maz&Oozy PetForums Member

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    My lad was done on Tuesday morning, I dropped him at 9am and picked him up around 4.30pm he was very dopey all evening but demanded and I do mean demanded food, so I gave him a bit of scrambled egg, he slept all night and woke bout 6am and he was like it had never been done, I was shocked, we've had to try and stop him running and jumping its mad, he had his 3 day checkup today and they said he is doing well and he could have 2 walks per day on lead of 10 mins and he will have his stitches out next friday.

    Ive been lucky he hasnt really messed with his stitches, hes a small dog so at night he has been wearing a babies popper vest and thats been fab for protection at night, we have made sure there is someone with him basically every minute since op but he is doing fab, bit of upset tummy first 2 days but that often happens.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Zipper was a bit sorry for himself for 24 hours - then it was a battle to stop him running around like a loon :rolleyes:
    He wore a collar when we weren't watching him for a couple of days to stop him licking himself.
    Lead walks only for a week I think.
    And it took about 2 weeks for him to stop humping every teenage girl or furry animal he met ;)
     
  4. vizzy24

    vizzy24 PetForums VIP

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    Hope all goes well. Life will be far less complicated for him now :thumbup:
     
  5. theevos5

    theevos5 PetForums VIP

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    I agree,when he had his play yesterday,it wasn't fun for him as he was so obssessed with the other dog and that poor pup will be having nightmares with what Alfie was doing to him:scared:Thanks for the replies guys,its made me feel that we are making the right decision:thumbup:
     
  6. Alison-Jane

    Alison-Jane PetForums Newbie

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    We had our Jack (shih tzu) done at 6 months as he was humping everyone and everything, including furry slippers. It completely calmed him down and recovery was very quick and easy......
     
  7. leashedForLife

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    hey, vos! :--)
    the biggies are jumping + dog to dog play; and keeping the incision clean, DRY and tongue-free -
    avoid ANY chance of jumping for 5 to 7 days, no leaping on / off the sofa, running up or down stairs, etc;
    if a small dog, wearing a leash in the house as a drag can make life simpler: SIT on the leash when he sits beside U, so he cannot *bail* if someone knocks at the door, calls him to the kitchen, etc;
    and TIE him to a chair-leg short, or otherwise restrain him, if U have both hands full.

    a tether (bike-cable 18-inches long) clipped to a simple eye-bolt screwed into the baseboard
    Tethered to Success
    can tremendously simplify life; an eyebolt in the living-room + another in the kitchen keep him under-eye, but not under-foot.

    keeping his TONGUE off the incision is important - an Elizabethan collar may not be fun, but sometimes its the only way;
    or a body-covering like a T-shirt, drawn up Between his legs + Safety-pinned, keeps him from licking or pulling -
    small-dogs can wear kiddy-T-shirts from a childs-items consignment store, used kiddy-clothes are very inexpensive. :thumbsup:

    3 or 4 days post-desex, the stitches may PULL or ITCH - and some dogs chew them,
    so i would not assume if he does not mess with it for the first 24-hours, that he will leave it alone for 7 to 10-days. :eek:


    most Ms are ready to play-roughly as is their wont, within 24 to 48-hours -
    so a leash + NO off-leash dog-play is required. otherwise running + romping can cause fluid to accumulate in the scrotum
    + abdomen, resulting in a Very painful state where the poor dog is only comfy on his back, belly-up. :(
    thats the reason for definite limits to activity post-desex: prevent swelling + bruising, and it heals pain-free.

    if there is DRAINAGE especially *pink* or blood, MISSING stitch(es), Swelling, Heat, or Redness -
    consult the vet ASAP - it should be clean, dry, very little pink/irritation, + no visible gaps - smooth skin.

    most dogs are more bothered by the limits on play / activity than the op! :thumbup:
    and life *will be * a lot more enjoyable, after he bottoms-out on his testosterone; he will still have SOME,
    he is still a M-dog, but its a lot less, and far less testes-driven behavior is a happier life, IMO.

    good on ya :thumbup: for choosing to do it now, vs let him practice really-rude behaviors that become habits!
    i hope his recovery is as boring as watching paint dry ;)
    cheers,
    --- terry
     
  8. 12jane

    12jane PetForums Senior

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    Hope it goes well :)
     
  9. Maz&Oozy

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    thats just like my lad... he's a shih tzu aswell.
     
  10. theevos5

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply so indepth Terry,really usefull info and I will try him with a tshirt and see how he goes.
    Thanks everyone for all the positive vibes and wishes.Will let you know how everything is Tuesday evening
     
  11. Alison-Jane

    Alison-Jane PetForums Newbie

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    I have looked at his facebook page - he is so much like my Jack, they are adorable aren't they? Have put a link to Jacks facebook album on Oozy's facebook page so you can see him, they even have the same duck soft toy !
     
  12. thedeans

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    when Todd was done he recovered quickly - the wound was tiny and neat -
    he still gets excited around females in season thou

    i think as others have said the difficulty is in keeping them calm enough post op
     
  13. SteveyP

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    My little Paddy pup is going in tomorrow too. He usually spends most of his day chraging and rolling around with Misha so he's in for more than one shock lol
     
  14. kazschow

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    Get a pair of boys boxer shorts/ pants, put them on backwards with his tail poking out, much easier than safety pinning a t shirt ;)
     
  15. theevos5

    theevos5 PetForums VIP

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    Ahhh great idea:rolleyes:
    Been to Beeston market in cheshire today with Alfie for a bit of socialising,he's had lots of sniffs of dogs and when I told one lady he was going in tomorrow,she said to let him carry on having a good old sniff as it was his stag night!!:eek:
     
  16. leashedForLife

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    oh for pitys sweet sake :rolleyes: maybe U should have hired a prostitute for his debut and swan-song, all in one?! :thumbdown:
    or had all his M-buddies come by, to drink to excess + cry in their beers?

    neutered dogs don;t fantasize, subscribe to PlayBitch, mourn their loss, cry into their pillows at night... :lol:

    sheesh, i am all for dogs as family-members, but we do need *some* boundaries, IMO. this is one area, in particular,
    where some humans have truly strange ideas - some theories i;ve heard, mostly from men, have been simply incredible. :blink:
    we humans agonize way-more over these decisions than the dogs ever do, IME; they are not that bothered by loss of a leg,
    and Lord knows, amputation is more significant than desex.

    i;m glad he gets regular socialization - :) so many USA-dogs do not, and the owner(s) get angry when the dog is badly-behaved,
    in public no less :laugh: if ya got the poor beast out of the yard now + then, the dog might have some social-skills -
    dog : dog and dog : human social-skills need practice, like any other behavior.

    :thumbup: good on ya, vos...
    --- terry
     
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