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My dog just got desexed + hind dew claws removed today. Do I have to supervise her at night?. How will she would she got to the toilet when her back legs are bandaged? Help!

After a routine desexing and hind dew claw removal it is important to monitor them closely at home.

They need to be strictly rested and the only activity tonight should be a slow leash walk to the toilet as needed. The bandage from the dew claw removal shouldn’t interfere with being able to walk slowly to, and go to the toilet. Keep them comfortable in a temperature controlled room if possible, with fresh water close to them for easy access.

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Dr Claire