Typically after a neutering, your veterinarian will request that you not bathe your dog for 10-14 days post-surgery. You will need to keep your dog’s stitches dry to keep them in place and prevent infection in the surgical incision. But if you have a dog who feels well and still manages to get filthy post-surgery, bathing might be on the top of your list. So just how can you care for your dog who feels well enough to play and get dirty but shouldn't get wet? There are things you can do to get your dog clean after a neutering surgery.
Most dogs will typically be pretty groggy for a few days after a neutering procedure. Some dogs, on the other hand, are eager to get up and start playing. If your dog is one of the eager, be sure you're watching him closely, so he does not tear his incision. If he’s managed to feel well enough to get dirty, he should be well enough to get clean with some precautions.
Even if your dog is no longer intact, keep your relationship with your best bud intact by taking special care for the first few weeks after he has the surgery. Unless he absolutely needs a bath, wait until his sutures have been removed or have been dissolved and the incision is healing properly.