I called my vet last week because Cairo hits his 6month date on June 15th. I called to prepare to set a date for fixing him. The vet said that they prefer to neuter them before 6months old and said it is less stressful on the dog. I was surprised to hear that.
They also said something about vessles being smaller.
Anyway, they took Cairo the next day. He has been going to Banfield because they have that great Wellness plan that fixes them (everything included), all shots, free appointments and discounted meds for a year and they take out $20 out of my account each month for 1 year.
After that, I will take him to my expensive vet:D for his future anything which is where Caesar goes.
They did the inside melting stitches and glued him on the outside! No external melting stitches anymore! Seems like a great idea to me.
They had him all day for observation and pulled two baby teeth that didnt come out when the big ones came in.
I had left over Rimadyl for pain med that he received the first day. Didnt need it one bit. The vet said to not let him run around and that was very difficult.
He has shown no pain, no licking the area or any response to the surgery at all.
He has been running around like a bandit and is extremely happy as usual. I expected the whole thing to be a bit more traumatic than it was.
He definately is in a new stage of beginning to assert his dominance in the house. He keeps trying to control Caesar which doesnt work and myself as well. Lots of biting out of control basenji. Last night it was so bad that I put on a soft muzzle and he immediately calmed down. Everytime he would choke hold Caesar, the muzzle went on….then he just chewed on his toys.
He is a gentle hearted basenji and I think he will settle in just fine once we have done our obedience training.
That is the news from Tampa FL.....