How to Care for a Dog After Neutering

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To care for a dog after neutering, keep an eye on the stitches, watch for signs of lethargy or trouble eating and drinking, and keep the animal calm. Read and understand the instructions given by the vet for neutered dogs with tips from a professional dog trainer in this free video on dog care.

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Lets talk about how to care for your dog after neutering. First of all you should be given directions by your veterinarian when you pick your dog up. So be very careful to cautious to read through those, make sure you understand what to watch for and how to care for your dog. You want to keep an eye on the sutures, the stitches. Make sure that they don't become red or inflamed or start to show any signs of pus. If something like that would happen you would probably want to return to your veterinarian. If your dog would start acting lethargic, you know tired and dragging, not like themselves after you know after the first day after having been neutered or having problems with eating or drinking or going to the bathroom those would also be signs that would indicate you should make a phone call to your veterinarian and double check, make sure everything is ok. But generally dogs recover very quickly and easily from neutering. It is major surgery so you do want to try to keep them calm and keep the stitches intact for the amount of time that your veterinarian recommends before you return to have the stitches removed.

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