Can a neutered dog still get stuck in the bath?
I just got a 3 week old dog from a shelter and I'm getting it fixed at the vet next week. My concern is if the surgery is complete, will they still be able to get stuck in the bathtub if they jump in? I am aware they have to be at least 2 yrs old but I feel like if I am going to get my pup fixed, I want to do it right and I want to have him in my bathtub with me to be sure he knows his place.
If I am going to have to let him be in the bathtub I want to make sure he will know that when he does something wrong, he will get into trouble. I also don't want to be caught unaware when I come home and find him in the tub. I don't know if they have to be a certain size/weight to be in the bathtub but I feel like they will be so small compared to me, it will be easy. I just want to make sure they will be fine.
I don't know if I should have him spayed or not. I was thinking about not getting him fixed yet but it would make him nervous being in the bathtub with his mom since he hasn't had a bath before. Is there a way I could prevent this and still spay him?
My concern is he could still get stuck if he jumps in the bath and he goes belly up. I want to make sure that if he is a boy and gets stuck, he will let me know but he has a tendency to think he is invincible, so I would want to make sure that he knows his place and he gets into trouble.
How long after spay does the incision close? My vet said it closes around a week or two but when I checked it on my girl, it was barely closed and the only thing that was holding it closed was the bandage.
I want him to be spayed because I can't afford to have an un-spayed dog for over a year, so I want him to be spayed asap. I am also not sure if I want him neutered or not. He doesn't seem to have any bad habits and is healthy other than not going in the bath. He does have a habit of jumping into other dogs' mouths though so I would prefer him to be neutered. I am not sure if that would cause a problem since he is only 3 weeks old.
I've been asked this by others as well and would love to hear some of your experiences.
I have a 5 month old pup who is a shepherd/dachshund mix. I do not let him in the tub.
I can remember as a toddler I had a cat who was very shy around me, it's very hard to teach an animal how to respect you when you're only 2 or 3.
It will only take the most minor thing, like getting in a tub (he can get stuck in the drain) to get him out of line.
We do lots of training with food, but I also do lots of socialization with both food and toys, so if he does something bad he gets rewarded with food. If he learns he gets food, he won't do it anymore. It's just a matter of training.
When you say you're not going to get your pup spayed right away, you may be missing the mark. I would get spayed as soon as you can afford it. I wouldn't be afraid to get him spayed before he's a year old.
It's not going to hurt him to get spayed. It's a very safe surgery with very little risk. Spaying a male dog will not only prevent him from getting pregnant, but it will help keep his penis from retracting. I recommend a spay even at 3 weeks. It's too early to worry about getting him neutered, because that's a major surgery and he's not even in the house yet. I would recommend it because it won't hurt him (if he doesn't like the vet) and it will help him learn.
I don't know if there's any way I could prevent him from jumping in the tub, I am going to get him spayed because I can't afford to have an un-spayed dog for over a year. I was hoping I wouldn't have to worry about getting him spayed because I was afraid I would just wait too long and the incision would close up and he would get stuck. I didn't want to have to have it done again if I didn't need to.
If I were to get him neutered, how soon after would it close up?
I want him neutered because I can't afford to have an un-neutered dog for over a year, but I'm also not sure if I want him neutered or not. I don't know if that would cause a problem since he is only 3 weeks old. He does have a habit of jumping into other dogs' mouths though so I would prefer him to be neutered. I am not sure if that would cause a problem since he is only 3 weeks old.
Thank you for your help, I was not aware I could do it again.
That is actually a really good point and one that I hadn't thought about. I think I would just get the surgery done and deal with any potential problems later.
I would go to the nearest shelter that does adoptions and take your dog there