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Old 04-10-2007, 12:08 PM
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I took our 6 month golden retriever in to take the bounce out of his step this morning. Poor guy, he seemed very happy to be there.

Any clue on how to and for how long to keep him from bounding around. The vet is going to give me some tranquilizers and I am not sure how I feel about that.

Oh well, feel sorry for my poor guy, he is probably just waking up right now.
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:37 PM
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I had our female harrier-beagle mix spayed last week. She was pretty sore for the first couple of days and the vet provided some pain meds for her. All she wanted to do was sleep after taking them.....
That was last Tuesday. She is back to her normal self now. I would think the time necessary for a male to recouperate after the cut would be less than it was for her, due to the less invasive nature of the surgery.
Give him the pain meds, and he will probably just want to lounge around and sleep it off.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:18 PM
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By the title of the thread I thought you were talking about Imus.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:41 PM
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Nah!!! Imus pretty well did that to himself....
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:07 PM
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I hate to admit this, but until my wife insisted I have my Lhasa Apso fixed, I thought they basically would give him a vasectomy!

When she brought him home from the vet, I was scratching his tummy and noticed he was nutless! I told him I was sorry about having done that to him!

Funny thing is, he never missed 'em and still humped his stuffed bunny as always. He still would get a case of red rocket whenever he saw a bunny!
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:48 PM
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I think the humping thing is instinct.

It would be nice not to have to explain to the kids about the red thing when it comes out.
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:52 PM
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fichtion - 4/10/2007 1:48 PM It would be nice not to have to explain to the kids about the red thing when it comes out.
LMAO [img]../images/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img][img]../images/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Just send the kids to your wife like my husband did! If that is not an option, man, just be matter of fact about it and answer the question. They appreciate it when you do that.
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:57 PM
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You CAN restore his former appearance....
http://www.neuticles.com/index1.html
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:59 PM
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fichtion - 4/10/2007 2:48 PM

I think the humping thing is instinct.

It would be nice not to have to explain to the kids about the red thing when it comes out.
Damm son,

I know it's instinct for me! I'd be more worried if I had to explain it to the wife as opposed to my son!

Maybe you'd better shut the door next time you want to do your mad rocket scientist impression so you won't scare the young 'uns!
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:17 PM
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But why is it red daddy??
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:15 PM
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my golden is still swingin' at six years old, but to my knowledge he's never fired a shot in anger
i just don't have the heart to do that to him...
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:53 PM
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Like one dog said to the other.."And he thinks I'm his "best friend" after he had my nuts cut off"?
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:07 PM
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Ahhh, the Pink Crayon!! Always a crowd pleaser. My pup is on deck next week for a Nip/tuck, poor bastard
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billinstuart - 4/10/2007 8:53 PM

Like one dog said to the other.."And he thinks I'm his "best friend" after he had my nuts cut off"?
Exactly the reason I can not bring myself to do this to my 18 month old Chocolate Lab
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Yeah I hated to do it to our goldie also. He went in there bouncing on his toes thinking "why this looks like fun". The look on his face when I picked him up was "Man let's get outta here, you ain't gonna believe what they do to you here". I had to take the poor boy out for a drink. Seriously though I don't remeber ever giving him tranq's, he got over it pretty quick. The biggest thing is watch for infection or him trying to get at the stitches, maybe cone him for a couple days.
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fichtion - 4/10/2007 11:08 AM

I took our 6 month golden retriever in to take the bounce out of his step this morning. Poor guy, he seemed very happy to be there.

Any clue on how to and for how long to keep him from bounding around. The vet is going to give me some tranquilizers and I am not sure how I feel about that.

Oh well, feel sorry for my poor guy, he is probably just waking up right now.

Is it legal for you to take the trankquilizers the vet gives out ?
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I took our 6 month golden retriever in to take the bounce out of his step this morning. Poor guy, he seemed very happy to be there.

Any clue on how to and for how long to keep him from bounding around. The vet is going to give me some tranquilizers and I am not sure how I feel about that.

Oh well, feel sorry for my poor guy, he is probably just waking up right now.

Is it legal for you to take the trankquilizers the vet gives out ?
Naaa but it sure is fun......

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Old 04-11-2007, 12:18 PM
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Ah welder an english major I see. Very good reading of the written word.

Anyway, he came home about 3:30 yesterday. Very active, had to give him a tranq. just to keep him from jumping and trying to play too much.

He slept all night as normal. Had to give him a tranq again around 9 this a.m. again b/c he is too active.

So, although I feel bad about doing it to him, he seems fine.

To those of you that did not have it done, does your dog lift his leg and pee on other people and things in the house to mark his territory?

I have heard that could happen.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:36 PM
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I have... uh, wait a minute, my wife has... uh, my son has a four month old Golden who needs to be fixed as well, but I hate to do that to the little fellow myself. I understand it does make for a healthier and more settled dog, but it sure does limit his options on what to lick I suppose.

When my wife calls me a dog, I just tell her, "I wish!"
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:41 PM
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That's funny TNFREEBIRD, the wife and kids wanted the dog. I wasn't against it but we got him right when the weather up here got insanely cold after a warm December and January. Guess who got to housetrain him in the morning and at the end of the night? Guess who had to bring him to the office during the day until he was housebroken? Guess who picks up the crap in the yard? Guess who feeds him and makes sure that his water is always fresh?

You got it, me.

But you know what?

Guess who loves that dog?. Yup I am sucker for a cute face and loyal guy who just wants to be near you. (it used to be woman).

Especially now that he doesn't piss or sh!t in the house any more. He has really come a long way, he comes to whoever is home and "tells" them that he needs to go out.
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