Walking dogs after neutering
There are just as many people around the world who favor spaying dogs as there are who are against the procedure. It is not easy for a dog owner to decide to have an operation for reasons of indication or personal conviction. But quality care after the procedure can work wonders. An important aspect of a dog’s recovery after spaying is a proper dog walking.
Nevertheless walking with a dog every day is very important, be careful after an operation.
The best time to schedule a sterilization operation is during the warmer months. Late spring, summer or early fall is the best time to have the procedure. This is because the dog should not be exposed to hypothermia when his stitches will be cured. The rule applies not only to dogs, but also to cats.
If the operation was successful, the first walk of the pet is performed after two days. Here you should pay attention to how the pet is feeling. Is the dog feeling well? You can take it outside for 10 minutes to do the necessary things. You shouldn’t walk around for too long after the surgery. There is a high risk of inflammation. Stitches may come apart due to vigorous movement. There is a risk of catching an infection, as the immunity of animals is weakened after the procedure.
The rules for walking after surgery should be taken seriously.
It will help to avoid many problems. Walk your pet in the following ways:
- There should be no other animal walkers in the area of the walk.
- A busy street is not suitable for walking. You need to find a quiet yard, square or equipped area for your dog.
- The walk after the pet is spayed remains short for two weeks.
- When the stitches are removed, it is possible to start walking the dog on a leash for half an hour a day or more.
It is strictly forbidden to let outside cats or other people’s pets near your dog. A fight can easily occur between the animals. The consequences of the incident are unpredictable and will definitely affect the health of your pet.
In contact with other animals outside, there is a risk of contracting standard canine diseases. As a neutered dog’s immune system struggles to recover, it may not be strong enough to resist a new infection, even one that the dog has been vaccinated against.
Short-haired breeds walk in special clothing not only during the cold season. After sterilization, the seams are covered with a bandage to keep them clean. For this purpose, you can put a jumpsuit on the dog or tie a warm scarf around his torso.
The long-haired breed also needs insulation. In preparation for surgery, the dog is shaved a large area of skin near the reproductive organs. This area needs to be protected from dirt and cold. This is where a bandage or extra dressing on the pet’s belly for insulation comes in handy.
Attentive dog owners keep a keen eye on their pet’s well-being while on a walk. At the first sign of discomfort, you should take your dog home and, if necessary, carry him in your arms.
When a pet weighs a lot, you take a helper along for the walk. In an emergency, it is easier to carry a large dog to the apartment or home together than to try to do it alone.
With proper care, walking with a neutered dog quickly ceases to be a problem. One month after the procedure, you can walk long distances as usual.