Hi everyone. Have read up a bit online and talked to the vet, but wanted to ask anyone here if they've gone through a similar situation to ease my mind.
Mac is about 10 months and just got neutered a week ago from day. He had zero interest in his incision and left it alone the entire week. He was on trazodone for several days because he's a pretty high-energy dog as it is, and needed it to stay calm and refrain from jumping around. We stopped our usual 2 long walks for about 5-6 days as it healed as well.
Starting the other night, Mac's behavior has been nothing I've ever seen before. He barks at me constantly, runs away from me if I go near him while he's barking, can't seem to focus, gets hyperaroused and mouthy, and has tore apart every toy. He keeps "digging" into my couch and bed. This is not usual behavior for him. He loves to play, but I've never seen anything like this in him before. We started our usual walks again yesterday and he pulled like crazy, tugging and trashing the leash towards the end of the walk.
I'm wondering if this just his pent up energy from a week of no play, the fact that he hasn't gotten to play with other dogs, or side effects from the surgery and coming off the trazodone? I'm trying to give him as much structure as I possibly can but I'm hoping this behavior subsides.
Any insight would be wonderful if you went through the same thing post surgery.