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    Default I will NEVER wait to neuter a dog in the future ...

    So for those of you who don't know, I got Chunk at age 2 and not neutered. At the time I was not at all concerned about it but figured we'd do it sooner or later for his health. Well, he ended up having a problem with his prostate so we needed to neuter him asap. This has been quite a bumpy road. He did okay with the surgery (on the second attempt, the first attempt didn't work out because he needed to fast longer than normal dogs). But then he had swelling in the "sack" that was left behind. So he needed antibiotics, to be iced in his boy parts (3 times a day), to have very limited activity (basically only walking to go to the bathroom, no playing or running, not even up and down the stairs except for bed). Now, three weeks later, he has an infection. We are back to antibiotics and limited activity. This is troture. By the time we are done with these antibiotics it will be 5 weeks since surgery. All of this because he's an older doggie - puppies do MUCH better with the neuter because their boy parts haven't fully dropped. Not that I had a choice in doing it as a puppy since I didn't have him ... but this is a BIG lesson learned!!!
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    Default Re: I will NEVER wait to neuter a dog in the future ...

    So true... sorry Chunk is going through so much pain.. poor boy. Having been working with rescue, when the older dogs come in not spayed/neutered.. it is such a longer healing process for them.

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    Poor boy is having a heck of a time, and mama too. Hope he gets better soon.
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    I'm planning on getting Oliver and Sebastian done shortly after they turn a year. Hopefully they won't have any problems since I didn't get it done earlier.
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    Poor guy!! Hope he's better soon!! Ruckus was going to be neutered in Sept., but we ran into his poop issues so once were through this mess we can schedule. I wanted to do it when we got him @6months but was told to wait until 18-24 months because males need that testosterone. Great! Now I'm gonna be a nervous wreck about this .

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    Default Re: I will NEVER wait to neuter a dog in the future ...

    Thanks everybody. I'm pretty sure it's more bothersome to me than him ... since he's fast asleep on the couch right now with his new toy (Mommy felt badly for the vet visit - he was very upset because we had to hold him on his side to check the incision). @Kim Sebastian n Oliver and @Piamitch ... I don't think you have to worry ... the sooner the better but I think the biggest thing is that the longer they have their "jewels" the further they drop. When they neuter, the body tries to fill the empty space with whatever it can ... even infection and swelling. Soooo just do it as soon as your vet advises ... and keep them as still as possible after. You guys will be fine.
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    Default Re: I will NEVER wait to neuter a dog in the future ...

    I'm sorry that Chunk's going thru all this! Poor fella. I'm hoping this course of antibiotics will clear up the infxn and he'll be up and running again. Thanks for sharing this information with us too. Tate and Finn are getting neutered this coming Monday and i'm nervous about their recovery also.




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    Default Re: I will NEVER wait to neuter a dog in the future ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunksmama View Post
    So for those of you who don't know, I got Chunk at age 2 and not neutered. At the time I was not at all concerned about it but figured we'd do it sooner or later for his health. Well, he ended up having a problem with his prostate so we needed to neuter him asap. This has been quite a bumpy road. He did okay with the surgery (on the second attempt, the first attempt didn't work out because he needed to fast longer than normal dogs). But then he had swelling in the "sack" that was left behind. So he needed antibiotics, to be iced in his boy parts (3 times a day), to have very limited activity (basically only walking to go to the bathroom, no playing or running, not even up and down the stairs except for bed). Now, three weeks later, he has an infection. We are back to antibiotics and limited activity. This is troture. By the time we are done with these antibiotics it will be 5 weeks since surgery. All of this because he's an older doggie - puppies do MUCH better with the neuter because their boy parts haven't fully dropped. Not that I had a choice in doing it as a puppy since I didn't have him ... but this is a BIG lesson learned!!!
    Poor ol chunk hope he gets better soon!! Hang in there
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    Default Re: I will NEVER wait to neuter a dog in the future ...

    WOW, poor Chunk! That has to be extremely irritating for him. Vegas was already neutered when we adopted him at 4.5 months. I would have done it as soon as we got him if he hadn't been. I hope he heals up quickly.

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    Default Re: I will NEVER wait to neuter a dog in the future ...

    aww sorry for chunkster. hope he feels better soon

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    Default Re: I will NEVER wait to neuter a dog in the future ...

    Awww poor Chunk. I hope it all gets healed up soon. That sounds like a royal pain. All of my pets have been neutered/spayed at an early age so I've never experienced this. Recovery time is just so much quicker the youngsters.


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    to Chunk AND mommy!

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