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Activity after desexing

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Eden86, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    So Grace was desexed a couple of days ago and they're recommending rest and minimal activity for the next 10-14 days. They don't know Grace. She's been super rowdy since her operation, chasing mum's Lab, jumping up on the back of the couch. All the good stuff. On top of this she's in the middle of her 5 month old "I'm not listening to you right now" stage and her excess energy isn't helping. Should I just take her on her normal walks? They're definitely not as hard on her body as running around like a maniac which is her current setting.
     
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  2. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs GR CH ACE Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    I would crate the dog for a couple days.
     
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  3. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    I would do that but I've never crated her. She was terrified of the run they put her in at the vets as well so it'd probably take me the 14 days to get her used to it.
     
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  4. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    Obviously it's too late now, but I would advise against such earlier spay/neuter, they really need those hormones while growing and maturing and there's more risks on young dogs going through the procedure.

    Crate training will not get any easier than it is right now, it's something that needs to be done as early as possible. Might as well get it done when she really needs to rest.
     
  5. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    Fair point. I'm looking to move into my own place soon as well so crate training now would help a lot there too. Especially when I work. Just got to find one big enough. And I appreciate the advice on desexing early, it's just she's outside a lot during the day and there are a lot of full males around my neighbourhood. I'm currently back at my mothers place and keeping her inside on heat would give ma a heart attack, especially the bleeding.
     
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  6. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    You can take her for normal, leashed walks but definitely need to stop her from running and jumping. Keep her on leash in the house if necessary or crate her in between walks. Mental stimulation will be very important to tire her out.
     
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  7. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    That's why I was asking about leash walks. I take her for some long ones usually so she sleeps well after them. I've been training more but she's just getting a bit stir crazy I think. It's mainly first thing of a morning and of an evening that she really ramps up but they're generally the times I walk her anyways.
     
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  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Maybe feed her in a crate with frozen stuffed kongs?
     
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  9. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    She actually doesn't like them. I've tried all sorts of flavour combinations and she really isn't interested. I could probably stuff one with banana, she loves that.
     
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  10. GK1

    GK1 Puppy

    Be conservative, but light activity like leash walking for circulation and stimulation can’t hurt IMO. Good luck. I've heard some dogs do just fine in life after having their sex organs removed as pups. But to this day, I regret spaying at 6 months a Patrick/Hemphill/Wilder female I owned 20 years ago...for whatever ignorant reason. Her joint and muscle development was retarded as a result.
     
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  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I soak my dog's kibble in warm water and then I put a little banana or pumpkin or yogurt or peanut butter. I put a TBSP of their canned food in too and mix it in.
     
  12. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Could always do a raw meaty bone too. Like a femur.
     
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  13. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    I've never had or known anyone that's had any issues with spaying at 6 months or I would probably have held off. Oh well, can't put em back in so I guess the dice has been rolled. As far as the excercise goes we're back on two shorter walks a day. It's helped a bunch to calm her down. My sanity is slowly returning.
     
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  14. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    The reason you don't know anyone who has had issues is because a majority of people don't get their dogs altered that young and reputable veterinarians will advise against or refuse early S/N.
    We realize that there's no undoing, we are just sharing our opinions and experiences for future reference.
     
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  15. GK1

    GK1 Puppy

    Removing the reproductive organs from an undeveloped puppy is a barbaric and debilitating procedure which often (not always) leads to long term health complications. JMO. Understandably the shelters and vets beat the drum for spay/neuter to avoid thousands more unwanted pups from irresponsible breeding.
     
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  16. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Guys, the pup's been spayed. Eden needs help on how to let Grace heal.
    I'm with you 100% that people should wait to S/N. But, it's not a one size fits all kinda thing. OP has said she spayed bc the chances of her dog getting pregnant are high. I rather her spay early bc of the high rate of the pup being bred than an unwanted litter on the ground.
     
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  17. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    With some personalities regardless of the age it's next to impossible to keep them down during the initial healing period. I have experienced more then my share due to working with shelters and rescue groups. I have seen more damage done by both cat & dog after surgery due to licking then actual physical activity. Luckily with younger ones the process tends to heal fast. My recent pup to be spayed couldn't be contained without her crate and even then she was active and even more anxious upon releasing which further risked her suture. Luckily the glue used and stitching tends to be pretty strong and the remnants of the internal stitches remaining sometime afterwards.
     
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  18. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    I'm going to disagree with you there, a majority of dog owners here do desex that young if they desex. At least, everyone I've met has. This forum is the first time I've seen the argument against it at a young age. Not saying your argument is wrong though and I'll definitely take it on board for next time. @GK1 if I could guarantee she wouldn't get pregnant I wouldn't desex her at all but I can't guarantee that without keeping her inside permanently and to me that's just as cruel. As Raven said, I'm just trying to avoid a litter. The shelters are full of unwanted animals already. On the original topic though two short walks and some obedience training have her under control and she's healing up nicely.
     
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  19. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    I've only heard of under 6 month altering being common in shelters, as it would irresponsible and anti productive to adopt out intact dogs.
     

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