Woodland Veterinary Centre
Care of your castrated Dog
The following instructions are to ensure that your animal has a safe and speedy recovery.
Your dog has undergone a routine operation to remove his testicles, which requires you to monitor his recovery over the next 48 hours. Once home give him the opportunity to go to the toilet and then let him settle in a warm quiet room for the rest of the evening to give him time to fully recover from the anaesthetic. Any areas of missing fur on his legs are where the anaesthetic drug has been given. Your pet may also have a slight cough, which is from having an endotracheal tube placed during the operation, which is normal and will resolve over the next few days.
A bowl of water should be left down and a small amount of food offered once he is settled. Rather than his normal food offer him a light meal such as chicken, fish or Hills i/d. If he does not eat within 12 hours of arriving home, please contact the Vet.
Check the incision wound daily to ensure the stitches are still in place. You may notice some swelling in the scrotum, this is normal and should slowly subside over the next few days. Occasional licking of the wound is normal but excessive licking of the wound should be prevented as this may cause the area to become red and sore. You may find the clipped area around the wound looks wet, this is where the sterile surgical preparation was used prior to the operation.
You will be provided with an Elizabethan collar to use if you feel it is necessary.
Please treat him gently especially when lifting him. There should be no jumping in and out of cars, onto beds, sofa's etc. for the next 3-4 days. Only gentle lead exercise should be given until he has his stitches removed.
We would like to see him again in 10 days to remove the stitches.
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS THEM WITH YOU.
A 24 hour emergency service is available on 01730 814321