Rose’s TPLO Recovery Day 7

Rose’s sutures are evidently starting to itch, and she is licking her knee.  That has earned her the “cone of shame” for awhile, to keep her off of the sutures, until she’s at the 10-14 day mark, when the wound is likely healed.

She continues to be obviously bored, and at times rocks back and forth on her back.  We know she’s tired of being in the same place, not allowed to walk about or play.   This is very hard for a 8 month old puppy.  It’s not natural for them to stay put for weeks on end.  Yet, she is on strict orders by her surgeon to have strict “crate rest”, and not be allowed to go out for any reason other than to go potty, and that must be on leash.  We’re trying to find ways to resolve her boredom.  I bring her up on the couch with me to snuggle, but she tires easily of that too.  Nothing holds her attention for very long.

Boredom:

2 thoughts on “Rose’s TPLO Recovery Day 7

  1. Bully Sticks for boredom chewing??? Teddy loves them…

    So hard on them. Friends have spoken of the long slow recovery process, crate rest, 5 minute walks eventually, and then back in the crate, then 10 minutes and so on. Don’t know how bad her tear was, but hopefully she heals quickly and will suffer no ill effects…

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