How long does dog wear cone after neuter

How long does dog wear cone after neuter

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How long does dog wear cone after neuter

My dog has a cone. I was wondering if a cone would be useful for him now since his neuter has taken. It's a male and if it's not needed what's the best thing to do with it.

Doctor Answers 3

Inevitable in a lifetime of spaying

July 29th, 2011

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If your dog has been neutered, she will have no issues with his testicles. A testicular temperature or swelling or pn during urination will be indicators that your dog may need some attention. In this case, a veterinary visit is in order. I would recommend that you see your veterinarian and get a check up in addition to your spay.


February 6th, 2011

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It doesn't matter if the neuter was several months ago. I think it's always good to make sure your dog is completely okay before putting a cast on. You should still take your dog to the vet, just make sure you find one who has experience in neutering large breeds. You should not do anything with the testicles until the vet looks it over and assures you that your dog is fine.

Inexpensive alternatives

January 24th, 2011

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It's true that a cone could be left on if the testicles are normal and in their correct position. But there are several things that would need to be addressed and it's often a good idea to visit your vet anyway. Neutering of a male dog is not as easy as neutering a female. If there is an issue with the testicles, it's best to do the procedure right.

There are good, inexpensive alternatives for a testicular ring. If the procedure were done properly (which may be hard to find in an inexpensive option), it should be a quick, relatively easy procedure.

A cast is not a good solution. It should only be done when one needs to keep your dog still for a long period of time, if at all. Even if you don't have to keep the dog still, the procedure is often done under anesthesia anyway. A cast will only interfere with the healing process and is not the way to go about fixing this problem.

Avoiding complications

January 25th, 2011

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A good rule of thumb to follow when making these decisions is “prevention is better than cure.” Your dog should never be put under the knife unnecessarily and if the surgeon is not familiar with what he/she is doing, a simple procedure can be very complicated and cause lasting damage.

Testicular Ringing

December 17th, 2010

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Testicular Ringing is a pnful condition in the dog. It is best treated by your vet to fix the underlying problem. Castration is a risky and expensive method that is only recommended by vets who are specialists in this procedure. Your dog should be tested for other disorders that could cause this problem. If your vet feels it's necessary, castration is your best option.

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