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Hi there, this is Dr Linda. a UK based vet.
Oh bless him, I'm so sorry to hear Buddy is uncomfortable.
Does the wound look ok; no large swelling, bruising or bleeding?
Has he been able to lick or chew at the wound?
Has he eaten and passed urine today?
That is all really reassuring, thank you.
Absolutely, you can request pain relief from your vet.
While pain relief and anti inflammatories aren't always prescribed, many male dogs are given 5 days worth of medicine after their surgery.
Your vet will likely prescribe Meloxicam which is a moderately potent pain relief and an anti inflammatory.
If very concerned for Buddy tonight, you could bring him to an out of hours clinic to get the pain relief on board right away but this will be costly.
Oh, poor boy.
The good news is that males tend to bounce back impressively quickly and most are back to normal after 48 hours.
Concerning signs would include active bleeding from the wound, an increase in swelling of the wound, excessive panting, continuous whining or an inability to settle and sleep.
Hopefully he falls asleep soon and is feeling much better in the morning.
Not at all and wishing Buddy all the very best.