You made it through, Murph. Tori Roloff revealed on her Instagram Story that the family dog, Murphy, got neutered, and offered her followers some advice on how to handle the procedure with their own pets. “I bet y’all can guess what happened to Durph,” she captioned a photo of the pooch with a “cone of shame” on his head. “He’s such a trooper.” In a short video clip, she also wrote, “Murphy boy (finally) got neutered. He’ll survive. He’s being a snuggle bug right now and I kind of love it.”

Tori, 28, also replied to a fan comment on an October 16 post when the person asked, “How is dog dog? Haven’t seen in pics lately, hope all is well!” She said, “He’s great!! He got neutered so he’s been laying low!!”

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Courtesy of Tori Roloff/Instagram

The Little People, Big World star followed up her first Story update about Murphy’s surgery with a message that began, “Lots have asked: Durph is 17 months! Our breeder suggested waiting until 18 months to neuter but that would be next month and we have a couple of things happening!” She then added a smiley face and pregnant woman emoji, referring to the fact that she expects to welcome her second child in November.

“We waited as long as we could,” she continued. “Bigger dogs should hold out as long as possible to help their joints develop.” She also urged her followers, “DO YOUR RESEARCH.”

tori roloff urges followers to do their research on neutering
Courtesy of Tori Roloff/Instagram

We’re happy to hear that Murphy is OK, especially because he and Tori and Zach Roloff’s son, Jackson Roloff, are best buds! It would be especially devastating if something happened to the pup who is the toddler’s constant companion.

In fact, in September, Tori addressed questions she gets often from fans, and zoned in on one in particular: “Aren’t you worried he will hurt Jackson?” The reality star mama replied, “Not even a little. They’re best friends. Know your dog and don’t judge me for what we do with our furry friend whom we trust with our child.”

She said she is also asked, “Are all Bernese this good with kids?” and Jackson’s mom answered, “No. Every dog is different. Although Berners are known to be very loyal and not aggressive. But again — every dog is different.” Good answer, Tori! We really hope that this particular Bernese feels all better, very soon.

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