Free Dogs & Puppies Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles



Keeping Your Dog Happy After Recovering From Surgery


It's bad enough if your poor dog had to have surgery, but there might be instructions from the vet that he will also need to be crated in order to have a smooth recovery time. Your poor dog, whether he's a Pug or a bulldog is not going to understand why he has to stay in the crate and is going to think he's done something wrong if you don't help him while he's a patient. So since his physical limitations are going to disturb him, it's a good idea to try and keep his mind stimulated instead.

The first thing you need to do is talk to your vet about how you can keep him calm for the first few days of his confinement so that he'll be able to get his much needed rest. Sometimes your vet will prescribe a light sedative so that your dog will be kind of sleepy and a lot calmer, especially if your dog has never been crate trained, this is going to be important.

It's important that you give your dog a lot of different toys and things to chew on that are safe, while he is in the crate. You need to make sure he has enough things in there to keep him occupied and keep his mind off of trying to get out of the crate. You should also provide him puzzle toys that contain food or snacks that will take him some time to figure out how to get the food out.

When it is time for a bathroom break for your dog, and short exercise periods, that are prescribed by your dog's vet, make sure that you use this time to show him attention and to practice some of the easier commands he's been taught like sit, heel, etc. This will give him a little exercise and will continue to stimulate his mind and gives you bonding time together. Dogs love to bond.

You could also teach your dog new things while he's cooped up in the crate. Things that don't take a lot of movement. For instance if you think your dog looks cute when he yawns, teach him how to yawn on command by giving him a little treat every time he yawns and then use the command “yawn” when you want him to do this.

Whatever you do, don't add any extra stress to your dog while he's in the crate, the surgery and the crate are enough stressers for the time being. Make sure to let your friends and family members know that he needs his rest and try to keep the visiting traffic down to a minimum. Make sure that the lights in at least the area where he is are dimmed and don't put the crate near a window anywhere in the house. You will help cut down on his curiosity and barking at things outside.

Understand that when your dog finally gets the go ahead to exercise normally again, he is going to be out of shape so you will need to gradually let him get back to his normal schedule. And never be afraid to contact your vet during the healing process should their be behavior developing that is out of the ordinary for your dog, it could be caused from being kept in the crate. And never give medication to your dog that was not prescribed by your vet.





Comments

Post a Comment




Captcha Image






BLOG TAG CLOUD
dogs scratching habits confinement funny dog daily meal apartment well groomed diseases hash loveable breed boarding kennel killing machine allergies thunder storm glaucoma puppy behavior bad behavior state park healthy healthy adult dog being alone fruits mild constipation stress emergency care pups dog tips caring dog breeds dog training problem dog little dogs dog healthy family dog golden retriever bjak enjoy camping basic tricks fiber food properly groom long hair vet dog toys patient dog friendly safety sadness miniature schnauzer negative dogs table scraps gift wrap accomodate space puppies water skiing friends flea preventative treatment Hollywood great outdoors losing your cool bark dachshund dog cookies video Chihuahua California walking puppy training vomiting dog safe Christmas retriever tv commercials superb smelling hot summer dog behaviour canine pregnancy puppy toys puppy food big responsibility training dogs small dog breeds right doggie daycare doggie daycare dog diet cinnamon herbal extracts natural approach dog owner sweaters mammary glands dog feelings care surgery gifts cause tapeworms fat dogs and puppies family loving shake hands weight loss dogs teeth clean dog gifts german shepherd backpack socialized new surroundings fleas testicular cancer illegal drugs chemotherapy car wash dog tips cocker spaniel family pack neuter remove fleas dog crate dog eats plants normal puppy behavior heatstroke exercise period trails dog marijuana good doggie daycare outdoor garden plants happy and upbeat social winter senior dogs misbehaving colder months instructions grooming spray Fortune 500 companies cold winter dog walk doggy treats therapy dog swimming make commercials dog and puppies medication wading pools biting flies healing process tricks exercise dog protein interstitial tumor tv star federal agents chocolate age testicular tumor eye diseases stimulation sugar levels healthy teeth pit bull garden plants tennis balls foot pads canine companion evening walk raise a puppy young puppy Boston Terrier sweater fishing tackle first aid kit lifestyle better dog dog gas rattlesnake illicit drugs introducing dog special retreat fencing dominant doggie bowl music training diarrhea exercising plain water Leydig tumor dogs love microphtalmos proper digestion normal puppy good training gurmar animals puppy care disturb him attention bomb sniffer aggression dental hygiene stubborn dachshund constipated puppy collar urinary tract cute little dogs rescue remedy rest dog spray site unwrapping love stay healthy urinary stone disease dog train dog treats hypoglycemia lie down dog dishes vet checkup shopping list nature tail snarl puppy bites drink water carrots outdoors visitors hydration dog lifejacket doggy turkey dog shampoo Yorkie famous constantly scratching dog games talent agent dog distress toys treats treat mild constipation bull terrier dog medication doggie guests vetcare dogs home scrotum watching tv clever dog problem birth rule of thumb delicious dog cookies fun in the sun sertoli cell favorite toy turmeric insulin thunderstorms puppy tips proper brushing dog tricks street value correcting puppy fresh vegetables calm morning walk homemade toys pet store hydrogen peroxide long lives dog safety extra stress state agents sugar production pancreatic disease good health neighborhood fear of thunder war on drugs progressive retinal atrophy nature sounds cocaine cold weather dead skin cells fresh water owning a dog energetic dog pet cleanliness artificial additives loud noise free things dog breed dog scratching balanced diet dog advice herbal tea puppy treats house trained skin moist drinking more loving bond american pit bull dog leash get rid of fleas doggie treats marked paths new dog swimming pools puppy owner obedience class dog show agressive dog preservatives dog care dog dinner heroin ear infection diabetes mellitus puppy advice barking stubborn little dogs arthritis quality time ideal gift furry companion dogs teeth leash chihuahua tips dog exercise flea comb grapefruit juice ecstasy dog weight walk dog loves attention dog breeder draw attention nutrition healthy adult pets adorable dachshund bulldog genetic disorders proteins maltese social status bond of love dry skin large dog frisbee challenge diabetes Christmas season dog guests urinating more dog and puppy traditional medicine volunteer crate animal proteins car ride eating more drug dogs sleepy dog treat chewing cider vinegar excitement dead skin jogging little chihuahua puppy correction water happy dog puppy milk pay attention dog party super foods confidence amphetamines dogs fear tennis court meat products daschund relaxing pet advice obedience training relationship fight fleas irritating dandruff puppy cookies playful ticks flaky skin local agents basic commands older dogs toothbrush homemade dog cookies puppy training session bank dog food hiking dog emotions oils poodle introducing puppy healthy dog family pet digging dog delivering puppies leadership separation anxiety cabin fever rubber bands right dog pug feeding joy two dogs recovery time lifestyle choices metastasized dog skin healthy diet coats TV show anger police dogs little energy



Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Pets Blogs
blog search engine