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Old 01-16-2011, 11:40 AM
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So Tucker is feeling better, which means he's being a hellion. The difference between exercised Tucker and not exercised Tucker is like night and day. I know while I was at college mom was not giving him as many walks as he needs (which is only one a day, it's amazing the difference it makes). I think this because the day I came home my brother's girlfriend who stays here every weekend said "you need to do something he's SO terrible". Every weekend since I've been home she keeps saying "he's acting so strange, he didn't even jump on me when I came in" "He's so calm, is something wrong with him?". So yeah, all that's changed is exercise.

But the point of the thread is that the dog needs to go on walks for everyone's sanity. The vet said he can resume normal activity 10 days after the neuter. Does this mean no walks for ten days? Can he go on shorter ones? Is he allowed to do any running? I just need to know what sort of exercise he can have for the next 10 days so that we don't all want to kill him.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:43 AM
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No walks, running or stairs for 10 days is what we tell people. I have seen too many swollen incisions and scrotal sacs from 1 too many walks. I tell people outside to potty and thats it. Lots of chew toys/treats and crate confinement.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:39 PM
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but, but, but....what about like a 10 minute walk????
You really think he'll swell?

Maybe I'll feed him his meal from his treat ball, could keep him busy for a little bit so I can stop guarding the coffee table.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:12 PM
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One 10 minute walk should be fine a day (no zooming around on the leash though). I know, its So hard!!
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:34 PM
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Limit activity and have the frozen peas ready!

I stink at post neuter care. They always feel better right away and sucker me in to letting them over do it and then whamo, time for peas...
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It WAS hard Maxy, I know I probably have a thread or two around here from Orson's neuter.

VERY short leash walks, no jumping, no running, pretty much no fun at all My bed is pretty high and Orson jumped on it a few times and scared the daylights out of me! He stressed his incision doing it and I had to ice pack it. I ended up with him being crated giving me the sad face for the better part of the first 3 days, and being watched like a hawk for the days after that.

Good luck, it certainly leaves you feeling like the bad guy when they give those eyes.........but the alternatives are much worse than a few bored days.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:20 PM
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For being as energetic as he is, Ripley was really good post-neuter. I made sure he didn't really do anything physically active for 10 days, and yes, he definitely had pent up energy, but he wasn't bad. I gave him extra bones to chew, a peanut butter Kong, and we did a bit of training too, since that wasn't strenuous. If I had to, I'd leash him to me, but he was great about listening and just laying around and really not doing much. He felt absolutely great and normal, so I'm sure he was confused as to why he wasn't allowed to do much, but he took it all in stride.

I'm not sure what a 10 minute walk would do. I didn't try it with Ripley, and never with any girls I've spayed... I'd be worried about swelling and discomfort, since dogs don't tend to realize when they've done too much. If you can, I'd just try and keep him occupied with bones and kongs and such, and if you're able to, do a bit of training each day if he's acting up.
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So, new question. How long after is it okay for him to play with other dogs again? Before I went back to school I was bringing him to petco once or twice a week because they have puppy play groups. I don't think mom will ever bring him so I want to bring him when ever I go home. I'm going home this weekend and I wanted to know if it'd be safe for him to play with the other dogs or if this would hurt him.

It will be two weeks since his neuter when I am home.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:17 PM
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I always just went by the ten day thing. Ozzy was a hellion when we had him neutered, and he tried to run around the day OF his surgery after we got him back! So after ten full days of enforced crate rest just about, we just let him go. He never had a problem, and his stitches were all healed and everything was good and closed up.
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