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.


Post a Comment

Captcha Image

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

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

Pets Blogs
blog search engine