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Jersey just got spayed when can I exercise her?

I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. My Jersey got spayed 3 days ago and she has a ton of pent up energy. They said to keep her quiet which seems impossible. Does anyone have experience on when i can walk her and how far? It seems to me a short walk or two would be better than the jumping she is randomly doing to release energy. Thanks
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I would go by what the vet said.


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I would think a leasurely walk would be OK.

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Please be careful with overexcerising her. Within 2 minutes of Isla being home from her operation she'd jumped up on my bed (which is pretty high). This set the tone. She is also full of energy and as much as i tried to keep her quiet, I failed.
Becuase of this Isla didn't heal properly and she had a huge lump where the stitched tissue had swelled. It took ages to go away and they had to give me about 10 days of sedatives to calm her. It was awful as she was walking around like a drugged zombie but i knew it was for her own good.
The nurse suggested keeping her active with training and games. Don't make my mistake - i bought one of those wooden puzzles you hide treats in. 20 and it was ruined in 10 minutes. And it was too easy for her. If your training try and avoid anything that will pull on her tummy. Apparently exercising the brain helps wear them out as much as physical exercise.
Also, i used this time to get isla getting used to being brushed.

Good luck, i know how hard it is.
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Walks should be fine as long as they are slow. If she's pulling I would avoid walking unless it's potty related. After a week or so you should be able to start building back up to her normal routine. Invest in a kong, peanut butter, and/or freezing plain yogurt. Good luck! Although it's tough now, it will pass quickly!
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I didn't walk Rain until her stitches were removed, she was also on drugs to keep her calm and she STILL managed to tear her stitches
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I would go by what the vet said. You do not want her rupturing her stitches. I understand fully how hard it is to keep large breed girls quiet whilst they mend. But really essential that her body has the time it needs to heal. As suggested above, some training that does not strain her tummy, would be the way to go.
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When Daisy was spayed our vet recommended no walks for the first 3 days and 2X 10 minute walk daily from then on. Unfortunately she got a bad infection on day two so we didn't take her out for nearly 10 days but she was so poorly she wasn't looking to go for walks.


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Thanks everyone. We are at day 5, her recovery seems to be going fine. We have taken her on a couple very short walks. The kong with peanut butter seems to be the best distraction.
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