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When my two HEAR a cheese wrapper they think it's for them. They inhale the cheese so unless the pill is huge, they never know they are getting anything. And naturally, when one is getting cheese with a pill, the other just gets the cheese because it's so deserved...or it is in their mind. :D
 

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I've never restricted a pet after spaying/neutering at all, either. I figure that SHE'S the one who had major surgery, so why should I tell her what to do after that surgery? I wouldn't pressure her to go for a walk, but if she feels like a walk, why should I stop her? If it hurt, she wouldn't do it. Of course, if pain meds are given it could be different.
Dogs can have an unhealthy tolerance for pain. Ask your vet - every one of them will have a dozen stories about dogs that continued to play until their stitches burst. Part of it is breed dependent - Labs are notorious for their high pain thresholds - but it's not uncommon among animals, where showing signs of pain amount to showing weakness to rivals and/or predators.
 
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