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When can i bathe my dog after neutering

When can i bathe my dog after neutering

When can i bathe my dog after neutering to keep its coat longer?

I recently bathed my puppy and it looks almost the same as before bathing. My coat seems thinner. Should I let him stay longer so it won't get so thin? I will keep them in for about 2 hrs. What do you suggest? Thank you for your responses.

I recently bathed my puppy and it looks almost the same as before bathing. My coat seems thinner. Should I let him stay longer so it won't get so thin? I will keep them in for about 2 hrs. What do you suggest? Thank you for your responses.

I would NOT leave a dog in a tub for more than 2 hours. Dogs can become very stressed and are easier to burn out the nervous system if they are stressed for too long. My dogs are usually kept in for 45 minutes to an hour. The exception is when they have had a large amount of exercise or need to be cooled.

I would NOT leave a dog in a tub for more than 2 hours. Dogs can become very stressed and are easier to burn out the nervous system if they are stressed for too long. My dogs are usually kept in for 45 minutes to an hour. The exception is when they have had a large amount of exercise or need to be cooled.

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I know that a lot of dogs get stressed by water...I usually take them in and give them some attention for 45 minutes or so.

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I know that a lot of dogs get stressed by water...I usually take them in and give them some attention for 45 minutes or so.

I would NOT leave a dog in a tub for more than 2 hours. Dogs can become very stressed and are easier to burn out the nervous system if they are stressed for too long. My dogs are usually kept in for 45 minutes to an hour. The exception is when they have had a large amount of exercise or need to be cooled.

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I know that a lot of dogs get stressed by water...I usually take them in and give them some attention for 45 minutes or so.

It's been shown in the past that dogs in the tub can have breathing issues from over-exposure to water. I don't recommend it and would certnly never leave a dog in it for more than 10 minutes. The first thing I look for is if they aren't blinking, the next if they aren't licking their paws, then the last is if they aren't breathing.

I love this. So true for dogs! I never considered that one day my "in the car" routine might apply to a dog as well as a child. I have a 6 month old. I'm not going to be carrying her in and out of her carseat/car seat carrier. I will have to leave it in the back seat and will have to be avlable to make sure she doesn't jump out.

I haven't taken her in yet. I'll definitely do the test run and see how she reacts, but with a child it's very easy to not be thinking about water. We're working on the first 6 months of her life and I worry about dehydration at this point.

We have had two dogs who have had heat stroke, our older one had never been in a bathtub and he was about 9 years old when he died from it, the newer one has never been in a bathtub. He was about 6 weeks old when we got him from the shelter and he has been in a tub every night since, I don't allow him to go in and out. I don't think it's any different with dogs. If you don't leave your dog out in a cold car in the winter or a hot car in the summer, I think your dog is okay, if they have access to the car. No matter how much my kids might think they would be okay in the car, it's never really a risk worth taking. We will probably start putting them in a carrier in the car, they will be old enough to stay in the car with us for a few hours at a time, they will be 3 years old when they are born so you can see how things will be different when they are 5 or 7.

The other thing that has been a problem is that at their last doctor's appointment the doctor told me to watch them for any signs of heat stroke. This kid doesn't look like she has an issue with overheating, she always looks cute. I didn't have her in the tub to wash her hr, but I made sure she got out to play. Now that we have her in the car more I'm going to be looking at the temperature, as opposed to only taking it into the house.

I'm curious how she's doing with heat exposure right now. The girl I know with heatstroke had a fever to 104-106 and had a low platelet count. The kids at their last pediatrician's visit looked good, there was a bit of a cold, but nothing else.

I'm curious how she's doing with heat exposure right now. The girl I know with heatstroke had a fever to 104-106 and had a low platelet count. The kids at their last pediatrician's visit looked good, there was a bit of a cold, but nothing else.

I don't have my notes handy but I'm pretty sure they were going to stay home from school the rest of the week. This is a day care so that is a good thing for them.

I don't know, I'm not going to panic just yet. There was a really long post in the thread where someone was saying that it's very rare for someone to be a true heat stroke victim. If you don't have a fever above 104 and a low platelet count you are much more likely to have a different condition.

The other factor is that if you've had a fever for 3 days there's a chance you have meningitis or encephalitis. These are nasty infections that can cause strokes and seizures. They do require prompt medical attention so you want to make sure to take your children to the doctor in those situations.

I have no way of knowing how they are doing right now or even if it is heatstroke. I know they are at a pediatrician's office as their last visit and the girls hadn't been sick in some time before that so I'm sure they are being checked out.

I would say that for me the most worrisome thing is not a fever for 3 days. The temperature doesn't matter as much as how well the kidneys are filtering. I had a febrile virus for a few days once and by day 5 I was getting cramps.

The boys are home so I can watch them. You have to tell them no baths or anything that could be hazardous. A shower once a day is probably good. If they show signs of needing to pee, get them in the bath and put some baby powder in the tub to make them feel comfortable. I think that's a biggie. They also need to get plenty of sleep and avoid any overexertion. They will also get a lot of fluids and something else that you should be taking with you in the car or whatever.

We had no way of knowing when the boys were having their fever so we were taking them to the pediatrician. The first time it happened we didn't know we had a fever. One of the reasons I have a fever tracker on my phone now. There was nothing you could do if you were in the same boat with your kids so we were wting and wting and wting. If you don't have any kids I'm not sure what you would do