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Tucker had a recheck for his rear dewclaw removal to see how it was doing. The Dr. said it was looking good but he wants Tucker to keep the bandage on till Friday. I asked if it was okay to take Tucker out on a short walk and he said yes! Yippeee! Maybe we can burn a little energy off and let him stretch his legs too.
He gets so much attention at the vet's office. The one guy vet tech. always swoops him up and gives him a big hug. He was telling me he wasn't working the day of Tucker's surgery and wished he had been there to take care of him. The girl tech. today was quite nice too and is a wealth of advice when I ask her questions.
I found out that testosterone levels could take from 2 to 3 months to level off. That is a long time! Hopefully the aggression over the food will pass sooner. I think it took about 5 minutes for Tucker to sit quiet for him to get his breakfast. I had him tethered so he wouldn't be hopping up and down behind me like he is prone to do. I really want to see this through, this obnoxious behavior is not the way to be fed. He sat on the large dog bed that is in the kitchen for now, staring at me and making whiny under his breath sounds every once in awhile. Then he would bark and jump and I would close the pantry door where we keep the dog food. I put dishes away and then I would try again. Stewie was outside the kitchen area behind the doggie gate wondering why it was taking so long for his breakfast. He was standing on his hind legs peering in and making a sweet face like he was saying, "please mommy, give me my breakfast...I'm being a good boy!". Well this scenario went on as I said for awhile till Tucker was quiet long enough for me to fill the cup with his food and pour it in his bowl. Stewie's bowl was done and waiting. Kitties were fed...just Tucker. Then at last he sat quiet and waiting like a good boy. I released the tether but the leash on and asked him to be easy. He didn't chomp down like a starving pup but ate slowly....yes!
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Well, we had our walk and did some poochie training since he hasn't had any real heeling practice since the surgery. Hopefully his incision from the neutering will be fine and I will check it after he is through napping. The vet. tech. said if it was swollen or red then to back off on the walking. In less than a couple of minutes after we came back from the vet. Tucker had managed to peel some of the bandage on his foot, so one of our errands before our walk was to pick up some more bandage. I guess I need to keep an eagle eye out on him or keep the dreaded cone on. He'd been so good with the first bandage following surgery too.
Thank you all for your kind comments and advice too! I really appreciate the input!!!!!