Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey, just got our girl spayed. They said no major activity for two weeks. She went through surgery and recovery amazingly well, and now at one week out, she is back to her wiggly puppy self. She never licked the wound, was sleepy a few days, then sore a few more, but now nothing seems to be bothering her. She needs a walk!! I am thinking it should be fine as long as we don't do anything too crazy, long or strenuous. What can you guys tell me? Overall I am super happy with how smooth it went, but another week seems like a long time with little exercise.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,415 Posts
A walk should be fine as long as it isn't a brisk one or one that involves climbing/jumping/going thru water. Also keep it shorter than normal because you don't want to excessively tire her (especially if it's hot where you are). You want to avoid climbing stairs, running/jumping and getting the incision wet/muddy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,258 Posts
If you have a yard, I'd just walk her around the yard for a few minutes a few times a day. Another week is a short time compared to possibly undoing the healing of the spay. Definitely no running, jumping, or stair climbing. We did this with Maddie, and now we can't even see the spay scar!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
545 Posts
I'm in the same boat with you! Colby got staples put in 10 days ago and has been on limited exercise all week. She's going nuts...thank goodness she gets them out today. Hopefully she'll be able to resume normal activity this week! We've been taking her on short walks and working on lots and lots of obedience training inside. You definitely need to continue to limit her exercise. She shouldn't be allowed outside off-leash for the remainder of the time your vet recommended. Even if they outer stitches (or glue, depending on what your vet uses) look fine, she has sutures on the inside of her body that could tear without you noticing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
ok, I'll try to keep at another week, definitely don't want to hurt anything internally, but it's not going to be easy :) she has dissolving stitches, so the incision site looks very clean, and we don't have to go back and get them out. which is nice since our vet is 50 miles away! thanks.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top