Neutered Dog Care – What You Should Know About Your Neutered Pekingese

 


Neutered dog care is very important for those who are considering having it done to their pets. Having your male pekingese neutered is a wonderful idea for lots of reasons. It would help you avoid unwanted puppies, it can help in their excitable management or it could also help them settle down and be less aggressive towards other animals and human.

Vets would usually advice you to have your pekingese be neutered at 8 months old or older. The procedure is just routine and requires little to no preparation at all except for not letting your dog eat since midnight the night before his surgery. Just check with your vet about this one and on what you should do. In less than 48 hours, your pekingese may be able to come home from his successful operation.

Prior to bringing home your pekingese, make sure that you have disinfected and thoroughly cleaned his spot. Scrub the floor with soap, water and disinfectant. If it is carpeted, vacuum it well. Go get new bedsheets to cover his bed and consider airing and putting it under the some for some time before your dog comes home. Once sun-dried, spray a disinfectant on it to prevent any germs keeping in touch with your pekingese.

Neutered Dog Care – What You Should Know About Your Neutered Pekingese

Neutered Dog Care

When a dog arrives home following his operation, it’s best to bring the dog directly to his bed or crate, as most dogs will opt to sleep it off.

Other pets should be kept away from the recovering dog, who may lash out due to pain, discomfort or disorientation immediately following surgery.

The dog should be taken outside for bathroom breaks more frequently than usual following the surgery, as it’s likely the dog received IV fluids and what goes in must come out. It should be noted that a dog who usually signals the need to go to the bathroom (i.e. going to the door) may not do this immediately following surgery, so pet owners should anticipate the dog’s needs by giving him frequent bathroom visits.

Later in the evening, dog owners can opt to offer the dog a small amount of food. Some dogs will eat the night after their neutering surgery, while others will refuse the food. Upset stomach is common after general anesthesia. Offering a bland homemade dog food such as plain, skinless chicken or boiled hamburger with rice can encourage the dog to eat and this meal has the benefit of being easy on the stomach.

Source: Pet Care Suite 101, http://suite101.com/article/how-to-care-for-a-dog-after-neutering-surgery-a90934 by Mia Carter

Post-Neutering Tips:

  1. Listen to your vet’s instructions. Most of the time, your vet’s instructions are specific to your pekingese.
  2. On his first 24 hours, give him water only. And if he appears to be hungry, give him a small portion of his usual meal. Keep watch for vomiting, it is actually normal post-surgery.
  3. Limit physical activity. This would prevent his stitches from coming out. This is true for small dogs, like the pekingese. Going up/down the stairs, running and jumping can really affect his stitches. Keep him in a kennel first and take him on walks on a leash.
  4. Use a collar to keep his head away from the stitches. Some would want to link or bite their surgical site which is not good as it may promote infection. Treat his wounds with the appropriate medications.

Neutered dog care is very important to prevent any further infection on your dog.  Post-surgical infections can be deadly for your pekingese as his immune system at the moment is still compromised. If you are a responsible owner, you would want to consider this for your pekingese especially if you don’t have any plans of breeding your pet.  This would prevent any unwanted litter thus no headache regarding that issue.

Do you have a neutered pekingese at home? How did you care for him? Let us know how you did it as we really value your opinion a lot. Leave a message below.

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