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Old 12-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

Today, Boo's leg is sometimes shaky and the surgery spot is a little red but no blood. I called the vet and they said he's fine, the leg shaking could be stress from using the e collar. Do you guys think it's normal and he's fine? I'm just extra worried now.......
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Oh Shirley I'm not sure I've never been around a neutered dog!!! Is boo crying? Oh I do hope he feels better soon maybe his leg is just shakey from all the surgery etc. hopefully someone more experienced comes on. Sending boo lots of hugs get better soon little onexxx
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Oh Shirley I'm not sure I've never been around a neutered dog!!! Is boo crying? Oh I do hope he feels better soon maybe his leg is just shakey from all the surgery etc. hopefully someone more experienced comes on. Sending boo lots of hugs get better soon little onexxx

He's not crying, just quiet.......
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He's probably a little sore. I'm sure he'll perk up in no time.
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The shaking could indicate pain. I would call the vet.
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Is he walking on it? Or does he lift it when he walks? The leg might have been in an uncomfortable position during surgery and may still be sore. This happens to humans as well. Monitor it, and if it doesn't get better or gets worse, definitely give the vet a call again.
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I agree with Katya, sometimes they are placed in an awkward position during the surgery and it may have put a little strain on the muscles. If the vet is unconcerned. I would watch it and make sure it doesn't get worse. It will probably be better in a couple of days. There could be some residual pain, but honesty neutering for males is not very painful, the incisions are very small. The pain medication can sometimes cause more problems than the procedure itself. It gave Lucky diarrhea.
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Is he on pain meds?

Many dogs bounce back quick, but some take awhile to heal and are more sensitive to pain.

If he isn't on pain meds (oral) then I'd call the vet and tell them you want to pick some up.... He will heal better and rest more comfortably (which he needs to heal) if he has his pain managed.
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