Our 1 year old puppy was neutered 4 days ago; his sister at the same time. He is uncharacteristically lethargic, etc.

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Customer: Our 1 year old puppy was neutered 4 days ago; his sister at the same time. He is uncharacteristically lethargic, etc. Should we call the vet?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long has the puppy been lethargic? Any changes in his appetite?
Customer: Lethargic 3 day days and hasn't eaten in 3 days, but exhibiting a little hunger today.
JA: Could he have eaten something unusual?
Customer: No
JA: What's the puppy's name?
Customer: Quigley
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: He was given pain pills (100 mg deramaxx)
Answered by LisaQ102 in 3 mins 1 year ago
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Hello, I’m Dr. Lisa and I’m sorry to hear Quigley isn’t feeling well. Have you been giving him his pain medication?


What kind of dog is he?

Mutt, Australian Mountain Shepherd

Does his scrotum look red, blue or swollen?

Any bruising on his lower belly?

Looks red under the sac, no bruising
No bruising

Okay, while complications from neuters are extremely rare, I would recommend calling the vet who neutered him just to take a quick look at him. They will usually do surgery rechecks for free. He may just have been feeling the residual effects from the anesthesia.

But it is better to be safe and make sure nothing else is going on.

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