It may take a little time before your dog is perfectly healed after a spaying surgery. She may have been wearing a cone of shame or even just a t-shirt to keep her body covered to prevent her from licking her incisions. Even post-surgery, dogs need baths. If you're spayed dog has been wearing a t-shirt during the healing process, she might be a little stinky and could require a bath. You want to take special care post-surgery just to ensure she's not causing any damage or opening any incisions.
Even if she feels like Superdog, she may be tender to the touch and a bit on the tired side after being spayed. When you go to touch, pet, or even wash her stomach your dog may flinch, or she may try to lick the area while you're washing her. Just be very cautious with her while she's healing.
Be gentle with your princess during this time of recovery. She is your baby, your pup, and she is going to want to be treated like a queen. Spot cleaning is okay, but keep your girl dry so she can heal.
We recently adopted a dog from our local shelter and she is bothering allergy’s for people in the house. She got spayed the day before we got her. Is there any safe way to bathe her before her 2 weeks is up?
Hi Alexander! Congratulations on your adoption of Penny! Unfortunately, there is no safe way to bathe a dog before the two week waiting period. It is not worth the risk as the sutures absolutely cannot get wet at this point. Ask your veterinarian for advice; you may be allowed to spot bathe Penny with a sponge but I would ask the vet first before doing anything. Remember, she may be sore and needs to stay quiet. Thank you for your question!
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