CuddleParty - Might I suggest you look into having the laser surgery neuter... When Lance was done at 14 he had the laser. It cost $60 more on top of the usual neuter fee but they say that there is less pain, less blood loss & quicker healing time. My vet kept Lance overnight (due to his age) & when I picked him up he acted like nothing ever happened. His incision never got that angry red color at all. He only had 2 tiny spots that did & they were around where the sutures went into the skin. He also never "worried" the incision. I guess it never itched him. My vet also does laser spay. I highly recommend doing the laser surgery. I just can't say enough how much.