Thursday, November 6, 2008

How Much Do You Want to See?

Yesterday we took Henry to be neutered. I had my camera with and the vet said it was fine to take pictures, so I took photos of the whole procedure. At first I thought there was no way I was going to put them on the blog, but then my husband said I should ask you, my readers, if you wanted to see the photos. Do you want to know step by step how a dog is neutered? Or would you rather not? 

The photo above is Henry four hours after the surgery. He spent the day pretty groggy and with definitely a lot less energy, but he didn't want to lay around the whole time. The vet said that was good, movement will help with the healing. The vet was glad we had brought him in; he said that unless dogs are going to be used for breeding, it's best to get them neutered or spayed early on. They get along better with their owners and don't add to the high number of unwanted animals. 

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11 comments:

flatbow said...

It can't be as bad as an episode of Dirty Jobs I recently saw where they neutered sheep unfit for breeding... with their teeth!

(oops, there went my breakfast)

Anonymous said...

It is a nature blog.

The Incredible Woody said...

Maybe we should ask Henry if wants us all up in his business - or what's left of it.....

Andrew said...

I'm with flatbow on this one. That Dirty Jobs episode pretty much made dog neutering a mute point. Bring on the picts!

Dessert Survivor said...

A couple dogs in our neighborhood could use a good neutering so I want to see how it is done. Show us the pictures and hold nothing back.

Anonymous said...

Henry looks like the down-to-earth sort, who wouldn't mind compromising photographs being posted about him in the interest of spreading practical information.

Anonymous said...

A neutered bull is a steer. A neutered horse is a gelding. I just found out on google that a neutered sheep is a wether and a neutered pig is a barrow. A neutered human is a eunuch. What is a neutered dog called?

Anonymous said...

MAD!

Desert Survivor said...

Your comments leave me laughing--and wondering at the curiosity you have. I'm surprised so many people (mainly males) say they want to see the anesthetizing, shaving, cleaning, slicing, pulling, clamping, clipping, and stitching of such a delicate area. Oy, just saying it like that makes me wince. Henry is doing great, though, running around like normal and back to his high-energy self.

Dessert Survivor said...

Clamping! You did not tell us that clamping was involved. I do not know if I could take seeing that. But everything else is fine.

So when do we get to see the pictures?

Chris said...

OK, I'm curious too.

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