Caring for Your Male Puppy After Neutering
Neutering is a minor surgery, requiring little in post-operative care. Your dog may even be able to go home with you the same day as their procedure. After neutering, your dog will be able to eat and drink normally, so they can go right back to their usual diet. However, you should be gentle with them and do not engage in any strenuous activities, and completely avoid activities that include your puppy running, or any rough play. Dogs will be provided a cone shaped E collar that keeps them away from the surgical wounds. Neuter wounds should heal in about one week's time, allowing your puppy to quickly get back to his normal, rambunctious self.
Is Spaying or Neutering Safe for Your Puppy?
Yes, spaying and neutering are both completely safe. For your dog, being spayed or neutered is just a minor, routine surgery. Much like a human surgery, your dog will feel no pain during the surgical procedure and will be sedated. All your dog will experience is a deep sleep, immediately forgotten. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends dogs be spayed or neutered when they are puppies. Dogs can be safely spayed or neutered as young as eight weeks old. According to the AVMA, spaying or neutering is much easier for puppies because they heal much more quickly than adult dogs. It is also a legal requirement for dogs in Los Angeles County.