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



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

Pets Blogs
blog search engine