Sorry Nanci, I have only just seen this. Archie had 'the chop' on Tuesday morning. Without wanting to worry you it did take longer than I was expecting for him to be ok again. I think my expectations we very high after reading some stories on here but as we all know our poo's are all so different so recovery will differ in each dog. Archie was back to what I call normal only today (3 full days after op) but on the mend yesterday...by which I mean chasing the girls round the garden like normal trying to nip bums and pop plastic footballs(succeeded once on that front too!!!) Yesterday he was still nervous of going upstairs and in the front door as I think it must have pulled his bits and hurt but today he's back jumping everywhere. We didn't use a collar. I put a 2-3yr old short sleeved baby vest with poppers on him for the first 2 days, but I have taken it off when I am about so he has some freedom which I think has made him happier. However I have had to watch him like a hawk.Claire . . how did Archie do with his "chop"? Thats another thing to face before the summer is over. I've scheduled my vacation in July and will probably use this time for his nuter. Did he have to wear the big collar cone? What was recovery time? I'm nervous about that . . have a vet visit tomorrow and plan to discuss what procedure they use. Took Sami for rabies yesterday and after 1.25 hrs. wait I was still 4th in waiting area so I rescheduled for tomorrow. Sami was restless and wanted to get down, dogs really barking and howling, made him nervous! I took treats, but didnt plan on that much wait time?? His little face looked so confused? He has never been in a room with that many different pups at one time . .