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Caring for My Dog After It Has Been Spayed

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Follow the veterinarian's instructions to care for your dog after she has been spayed. This is a guide about caring for my dog after it has been spayed.


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September 18, 2009

I just had my dog spaded. She does not want to drink water. What am I doing wrong?

By jim from Fairview Heights


September 18, 20090 found this helpful
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She might be nauseated from the anesthesia. If she doesn't get better by tomorrow call the vet, as they have post surgery care included in the spay fee. Good luck.

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July 22, 2018

My dog that is 1 and a half year old had her spay surgery on July 9th. Is it too soon to play fetch with her? She is a Husky and has tons of energy and isn't in pain and the incision is completely closed. The check up with the vet went very well and I was told she looks better than she should for day 10.


July 22, 20180 found this helpful

I would call the vet back to check. Incisions close in the outside could still be healing on the inside. The vet will give you the best and safest answer.


Prayers for a full and quick heal for your fur child! Thanks for taking care of her and getting her spayed!! Give her a hug!

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July 25, 20180 found this helpful

I would phone the Vet on this one. I am sure walks would be fine and burn off a little energy. But I would check with the Vet before playing fetch.

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July 25, 20180 found this helpful

A female spay is more complicated than a male neuter surgery.. No, it is not okay for a recent surgery such as a spay to allow the dog to run, jump or even climb stair steps, hop and jump up/down from must remain calm and have quiet playtime. I slept on the floor with my dogs when they were spayed just to be sure they did not do something early of a morning when they first woke up that could cause a problem for them.


I also put a leash on my dog indoors during the daytime and kept it close to me so I could watch it closely. Our girls came through just fine.

You could place the dog in a crate or doggie playpen while it's recuperating as long as it doesn't get too over active and you can take it on very short walks to go potty outside. Let the dog enjoy the smells of the outdoors and get some fresh air w/o running.

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September 18, 20090 found this helpful

My little pug a poo, Molly, is going to be spayed in a month. She's 6 lbs. Any advice for a quick recovery and for dealing with her incision? I'll take her to the People for Animals here and she comes home the same day. What about pain? Any advice would would be appreciated.


Valery from NJ


Caring for My Dog After It Has Been Spayed

Becki, call the vet and he will tell you what you can give her. Feed her lightly and give lots of love and tender care. They bounce back quickly so if you don't see improvement in a day call the vet. You can usually give aspirin, but the vet needs to tell you how much according to the dog's weight. Val (02/15/2007)

By valery

Caring for My Dog After It Has Been Spayed

Use Q-tips with peroxide on them to keep the incision clean after she has gone outside to do her business. As pollen can not be seen, but is everywhere this time of year and could get into her incision. Even particles of dust and dirt can enter "it" while she is doing her business.

But animals are very good about licking themselves and that will help to clean and heal the wound too. So do not scold her for continuing to lick it over and over again. (04/18/2006)


By Paula Jo C.

Caring for My Dog After It Has Been Spayed

My dog never had a collar put on her and she did lick a lot. It seemed to hurt my male dog much more than my female dog. Some places send home pain relievers for the pets. I hope your little love comes through it well. If you are at all unsure, please ask a lot of questions of the pet care provider. It is their job to provide the answers you seek. (04/19/2006)

By Sara C

Caring for My Dog After It Has Been Spayed

Keep her calm and quiet. Only apply to the incision what your vet tells you to. Maybe get her a toy that you are sure she will be quiet with. (04/19/2006)

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