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How do you keep your golden quiet after being spayed?
Zoey had surgery on Sept 25th and she is feeling great. You wouldn't even think that she has had surgery just 4 days ago. The vet told us that we can't let her get excited and we cant take her for walks until her staples come out 2 weeks after surgery. She is used to being walked everyday. She was super hyper when I got home from work today. I'm afraid she is gonna hurt herself.


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I crated all of my dogs after surgery and while they were recuperating. They went out on a leash only. It made for a long two weeks but was a better alternative than having post surgery complications that would take longer to heal.
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We put Penny in the hallway behind a baby gate after leashed outings in the back yard. Some times she wanted to hop around, she felt so good.. I cut back on her food and gave her a few extra chews.. natural bones with a bit of melted cheese in them, or a bully stick. If she got rambuncios and I wanted her out of the hallway I would keep her on leash in the house. It was worth it to not have complications. She slept in her crate. We used the " No Bite " collar so she fit fine in it.
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boomer just got fixed a few months ago...hes a crazy crazy dog and always jumping around. the first few days he would just walk around...then he started running and going crazy. mind you he had stitches and not staples, we leashed him like everyone has done. and also crated him when he would get too hyper. because of the cat chasing we had to lock the cats in our room for the 2 weeks and close all doors in the house to keep him calm...worked well for us
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Ginger was spayed on Sept. 25 also. She has done great. She slept after she came home from the vet with only potty breaks...on a leash. She didn't eat anything until Friday evening and the surgery was done on Thursday A.M.

She has internal sutures which don't have to be removed. Doesn't even need a recheck exam. I started taking her for short potty breaks on Friday. Walked more on Saturday and Sunday and Monday. This morning we did our one mile walk and she is just fine. She never scratched at the surgery. The incision is only about 1 1/2' long.

I made her a belly band to wear outside but it is wayyyyyyy to big. Need to rethink that project. The incision is so low on the belly that I don't know if the band would work. I thought it was a nice idea to keep the area free of "anything" when we go outside.

She has an Obedience Class this Thursday and I am not sure if I should take her. I wouldn't have a problem with the training but just not sure she should be around the other dogs because she gets so excited. Any ideas on this? I have continued her OB training at home. Very simple stuff. All in all, she is doing great and I have to tell you that I was terrified to bring her home!!!
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I must admit i've never heard of not being able to walk the dog until the staples are removed - lead walking should be fine, i would check that with your vet.

For Fur on Four - we tell people not to bring their dogs that have stitches, or been neutered - mainly for the reason if they get excited and start jumping around it can harm them.



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We crated Pippa for the first couple of days and then when ever she was outside she was on leash per the vet's instruction. I remember calling our vet maybe a week post spay and asking if we can let her be more active because she was bouncing off the walls and she told me to try my best to keep her quiet but we could start walking slowly and for a fraction of our usual distance. Good luck. I remember this was a trying time for us here too.
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