BNM1980 Posted January 13, 2009 Report Share Posted January 13, 2009 My 7-month old puppy Blake was castrated yesterday at around 11 o'clock, and I'm a bit worried about him. It is the first time I have had a dog fixed and am not sure what to expect. It would be helpful to describe my dog's recovery and check it against your experience. My vet says there's nothing wrong, but I'll get to that in just a moment. Basically, my dog now absolutely refuses to walk, and can only sit or lie down. I've tried treats, and gently leading him by the collar, but he just doesn't want to walk. This is making things difficult for us because he can't go toilet if he doesn't walk around. If I carry him outside, he'll just sit where I place him, and shiver (it's minus 8 outside) and then I have to carry him inside again. He's gone toilet in his crate (actually a large cage) since he came back from the vet. Generally, he seems to be in pain. Until late last night he was moving about and whimpering. He is constantly trying to lick his stitches (he is wearing an Elizabethan collar) and has little "fits" where he'll whimper a lot and try hard to get at the incision. He's gone from charging about at a million miles per hour to being completely stationary. He is definitely afraid to move. He just sits in one spot looking pitiful. I know he's in recovery, but it's not like I want to take him jogging; I'm just concerned that he can't even walk outside to go toilet. I am taking him back to the vet tomorrow for a follow-up, but, without going into details, I have reason to question the vet's competence, and will be looking for a new vet. In the meantime, is all of this normal? Am I being a worry-wort, or is something wrong? How long until he's back on his feet? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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