The first week after your dog is spayed or neutered is the critical week where you want to make sure your dog is not playing rough or running or jumping. A few days after the procedure, it is probably OK to involve your pup in controlled leash walks – this includes walking up and down the stairs. Take it slow and discourage rough behavior.
Be sure to keep the cone on as long as your vet recommends. The last thing you want is for your pup’s stitches to pop open and have to deal with that. A few days of annoyance will be worth it in the long run.
Chew toys, a little extra love and affection, and safe movement will help keep your dog safe and on the mend!