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Long recovery from neuter : (

Hudson is still scooting, not sitting up completely straight and wanting to lick/bite the heck out of the area. NOT the incision, but the whole that was shaved in particular the tip of his penis. I am convinced he has some kind of rash/infection but the vet keeps telling me he's still irritated from either the surgical scrub and/or the shaving. Could this be? Anyone else have a long recovery period (its been 17 days since the neuter).

Thankfully, he is eating, drinking, and playing ball without any problems. When his mind is off of it (eating a bone, kong, playing ball) he usually leaves it alone. However, I can't leave him unsupervised for one second or he will really bite and lick. He's almost being aggressive towards his penis area.

I am so worried, brought him to the vet 4 times since the surgery and have gotten cortisone/antihistamine pills, creams, you name it. He is also on an antibiotic (precautionary no one thinks its infected).

*Just got off the phone with vet, he wants me to up the dose of Temaril-P to 2 tablets 2x a day until Monday*. thoughts on this?

UGH!!!
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Ugg, I'm so sorry for Hudson! I don't have any advice but stories like this send shivers down my back. I may need Xanax when it's Bentley's turn
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According to pretty much everyone (vet, breeder, friends and others on this forum) this is VERY uncommon. Most pups are back to normal the next day. So hopefully the same will go for Bentley.
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According to pretty much everyone (vet, breeder, friends and others on this forum) this is VERY uncommon. Most pups are back to normal the next day. So hopefully the same will go for Bentley.
Thanks, I feel so bad for you and Hudson. I hope they find something to help him fast. That has to be very uncomfortable.
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Buddy is the first pet I ever had a tough recovery from being altered. Majority of mine were fine the next day even after spayed which is major abdominal surgery compared to a neuter. Zoey was fine after 4-5 days- She took the longest prior to Buddy only because she licked her dissolving stitches out overnight through her onsie after escapeing the cone of shame.

Buddy was also he first one that actually seemed to need pain meds. He would just lay and cry very heart breaking compared to the yorkies that I had to confine to keep them from run, jumping, playing, and wrestling.

It took him months for the swelling to go down too and it worried me to no end. Lucky was 10 when I neutered him and he was back to normal the day after surgery whith all his swelling gone in 2-3 weeks.


I hope the rest of your guy's recovery is a speedy one!

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I'm sorry your pup is having a rough time . Cooper's neuter wasn't easy either. In fact, a month after his surgery I found him pulling out some of his disolvable stitches....I guess they don't always disolve very quickly! I hope your pup gets to feeling normal quickly.
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