shannon cleveland, Ohio 1/6/2016 6:17:41 AM Great article. Our chi mix was neutered at 5 months old..yesterday. The vet instructions say to limit activity.......no stairs, no rough play, no running...for 10 to 14 DAYS. Huh? Too long for an energetic puppy. I'm pretty sure those instructions are for SPAYS..which are invasive surgeries. We will, of course, keep him quiet..for the first 5-6 days---as much as possible..and keep him from licking the stitch..(they did provide an e-collar=for when we can't watch him)--which he HATES. Anyway---good info in this article.