Whether it’s a routine spay or a complicated knee surgery, every operation can carry a risk. The good news is that medicine has come a long way and the outcomes are better than ever. Veterinary clinics are committed to ensuring a safe experience, even if it may not be a pleasant one, for pets requiring surgical procedures. If you want your best friend to have a smooth recovery when they get back home, it’s necessary to make a few adjustments. Make life easier and safer after surgery. If you don’t have any idea how you’re supposed to do that, perhaps the following suggestions will come in handy.
Install a pet or baby gate – but don’t hesitate to improvise
Your pooch will be back to normal by the time they’re discharged from the dyrlege nittedal. However, anesthesia can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Your dog will be unable to move as they used to do because they’ve temporarily lost their balance. As you can imagine, it’s not a good idea for them to try to go up the stairs. Install a pet gate. If you don’t have one, use a baby gate or anything that can contain your four-legged friend. Your dog will try to climb up the stairs, which could reopen the wound and delay healing. Mount the hardware near staircases and ledges.
Cover the floors with non-slip rug pads
Pups, as well as older dogs, slip on shiny linoleum, tile, laminate, hardwood floors, and so on. Not only are slippery floors a nuisance for a rehabilitering hund, but also they can lead to serious injury. Add non-slip rug pads. It allows the rug area to breathe and the best part is that your furry friend has no chance at all of slipping. You don’t have to be concerned about the safety of your pooch. It’s important to minimize the risks, so ensure continuous protection from slipping. You can find inexpensive rugs at discount stores if you can’t afford rugs with non-slip padding.
Invest in raised food and water dishes
After surgery, it will be very difficult for your best friend to eat or drink. It’s a good idea to buy raised food and water dishes. They will elevate your dog’s food and water several inches above the floor level. Your furry friend won’t make a mess since they can’t crawl into the dish. Of course, you’ll have to bring food and water to your dog as they are virtually helpless during the recovery period. It’s important to let your dog rest and recover.
Make sure you have the right medications close by
Last but certainly not least, after the dog has been released from the dyrlege, make sure you have the right medication at hand. The staff will provide instructions on how to administer each piece of medicine. As far as medication administration is concerned, you can make charts, record the times given, and so on. It doesn’t matter what system you have in place as long as the pooch gets their medicine and gets well. It may take some time until your pooch makes a full recovery, but it’s worthwhile waiting.