If you don't plan on breeding your dog, then it is going to be an excellent idea to have him neutered. This is going to prevent him from fathering any puppies that you don't want him to father, and will avoid you having to try and find good homes for them. While getting your dog neutered at the vet is going to be a very routine procedure, it is something that is still going to require a recovery period. During this time, it is going to be up to you to ensure that your dog is receiving the level of care that he needs to successfully recover. This article is going to discuss 2 tips for caring for your dog after he has been neutered.
Confine Him To A Single Room
When your dog first comes out of surgery, he is going to be a bit disoriented. This disorientation is then going to last for quite some time following their procedure. Because of this, it is important that you do all that you can to keep your dog safe. A great way to do this is to confine them to a small area within you home. This could be a room or even their kennel. This is simply going to reduce the chances of them getting hurt by falling down stairs, running into walls or other objects, etc. Also, keeping the room dark can help them to rest and relax, and will likely minimize their desire to try and get up and walk around.
Protect Their Incision
As your dog begins to feel more and more normal following surgery, they are going to become interested in their incision site. However, it is going to be crucial that they leave it alone so that it can heal properly. If they happen to lick or chew on the incision is can become infected and/or the stitches may come out prematurely so the wound isn't able to heal properly. In order to make this happen, you should consider putting a cone around their neck that stops them from reaching their incision. While this may be a bit awkward for them to wear, it is going to be perfectly safe and gets the job done effectively. They will likely need to wear the cone until they learn to leave the incision alone on their own, or until the stitches dissolve or you or the vet remove them.