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Old 06-01-2018, 06:07 PM
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Does my dog need to stay overnight after he gets neutered

In about a week my dog is going to be neutered. When we made the appointment, the vet told us that he would have to stay overnight and that we could pick him up the next day. They said they want to monitor the anesthesia and such. I was just wondering if this is necessary. I feel like he would be much less stressed out and scared if he could come home. But if it best for him to be watched by the vet, I suppose we will do that. So, is it necessary for me to leave him overnight?
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It depends, but 'normally' its a few hours
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Most of the time they send them home the evening of the surgery, after monitoring them for the day to make sure they are recovering good. If your dog is healthy and not high risk I'm not sure why they would be wanting to keep him overnight, it's something I'd ask the vet.
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Agree with Rain, its normally an 'out patient' procedure, so a query to the Vet as to why the recommendation for the overnight stay, is entirely appropriate.
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We asked the vet the reason for the overnight stay, and they said to monitor how the anesthesia affects him. We will be calling the vet again to discuss further. I do not want him to have to stay overnight if it is not necessary.
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I've never known a male to stay overnight for a nueter, but spaying a female they do. Females are a little bigger deal than a male.
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Ime depends on the vet/clinic. Some (typically the larger private practices with overnight staff) in my area have all animals stay overnight for observation after surgeries including spay/neuter. Some (the low cost spay/neuter clinic and the some of the small private practices) send home the same day as long as there weren't any complications.
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This is a larger practice. It is the vet he typically goes to for wellness checks.
We are looking into having him neutered at my local shelter’s wellness clinic who offers really low prices for spaying/neutering. Thanks everyone for their input!
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In about a week my dog is going to be neutered. When we made the appointment, the vet told us that he would have to stay overnight and that we could pick him up the next day. They said they want to monitor the anesthesia and such. I was just wondering if this is necessary. I feel like he would be much less stressed out and scared if he could come home. But if it best for him to be watched by the vet, I suppose we will do that. So, is it necessary for me to leave him overnight?

Talk to your vet and ask why he wants to keep him overnight and express your concerns.



With my animals, we drop them off in the morning and he does the procedure within a couple hours. Then I pick them up later in the day once they are fully awake and functioning normally. It may be possible that your vet likes to do his surgeries later in the day and allow the animals to rest overnight.


Never be afraid to ask your vet questions as to why they want to do what they are saying. Just like with yourself and your family, you want to know every possible solution and outcome.
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Three of my male dogs have been neutered and none stayed at the vets overnight.
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