Our puppy did come home that afternoon, we limited his activity a bit and by the next day he was pretty normal really. Still wanted his belly rubbed, no crying at all. We watched the area, took him back for his follow up appointment. That was almost 2 months ago. He now is a happy, growing 8- month-old Chow Chow. We are very happy with the whole laser surgery procedure and our puppy. Thank you so much for your assistance.