I like your term, puppypause! Since it's been a week, he should be returning to the vet for a follow up? Since I'm no expert or profesional, I can nly go by experience on this one.
As long as the incision is clean, with no reddness, swelling or dischargeand and he has no temp, change in appetite or bowel and/or bladder function, my guess is you just may be noticing it more now that you've got a specific health concern.
The biggest change will be NO MARKING! YEAH! It takes a while for the testerone levels to drop, but it should hel pmake him less apt to be aggressive and give him less of a wanderlust as well.
He keeps the incision clean, so I'm not too worried about infection. The humidity has been high lately so I'm thinking that might have something to do with it.
Maybe I'm imagining things, but he seems to be smarter since the surgery. He used to hesitate when I told him to bring me a specific item, but now he goes right to it and drops it at my feet.
I was worried about getting it done at first, but now I'm glad that I did. When I let him out back to relieve himself he used to do his business and come right back inside. A few weeks ago he began to wonder into the neighbor's yard a few houses down (they have a female pit bull) and acted like he didn't want to come back when I called him. He hasn't left the back yard since the surgery.
Since your talking about neutering, what age is appropriate to get a dog neutered? I want to neuter my male pup so when he gets older i dont have to worry about him getting my female prego, everyone thinks they are so cute and they want me to breed them but i think that there are so many dogs the world doesnt need another whole litter , and plus the not peeing around the house to mark his territory part would be nice too lol, anyways he is 6 months old thats probably too early but anyone know an appropriate age?
puppiepwr, I'm sure your vet will advise you best. Some say 6-8 months, allowing for the dog to mature a bit and "fill out".
I CAN tell you that Beau moved up my planned breeding by about 2 years. He was only 10 months old, 1 mating that I couldn't stop (I mean 1 minute everything was peachy, then WHAM, he'd figured it all out) and 63 days later, 10 pups. The breeder asked me if I had "helped" him, AS IF! Anyway, the bottom line is that no matter HOW careful you are, as long as they are both intact, pups can and quite often do happen!