Every owner wants to make sure that their dog has a smooth recovery. 

Recovering from a surgery can be difficult for us all, and dogs are no exception. Surgery puts a lot of stress on the body, which is why recovery can take a lot of time and a lot of patience. Our veterinary hospital understands that, as a pet owner, you want the very best for your dog. That’s why we went over a few tips for helping your dog recover from surgery in our latest blog. Keep reading for more tips:

#4. Give them short walks on the leash for the first few weeks. 

As your dog starts to feel better, they are likely to want to run, jump and play again. Unfortunately, your dog shouldn’t overdo it for a while, and it’ll be your job to protect them from overdoing it. Get their energy out by taking them on short, leashed walks. If your dog still has lots of energy after your walk, you can take multiple walks throughout the day.

#5. Keep your dog’s incision dry. 

For the first couple of weeks, it’s very important to keep your dog’s incision dry. This means no baths, but it also means that you should be careful when it’s raining out. If it’s rainy, you may need to cover the bandage with plastic to protect it.

#6. Don’t let your dog lick their incision. 

If your dog licks their incision, it could pull out their sutures or even lead to an infection. Although your dog might be miserable, it’s important to keep the cone, or e-collar, on in order to prevent them from licking.

Our veterinary hospital serves Boise, Salt Lake City, Spokane and Billings, and we will happily address any of your questions or concerns. Contact us today!