|10-15-2013 03:24 PM|
|skier16||mine wouldnt stay calm at all after she got gastroplexy'd and spayed. the vet prescribed her xanax, worked wonderfully. i had a nice calm sleepy pup for 3 days until she could be more active.|
|10-15-2013 03:02 PM|
The cone has been holding up! That photo was from the initial surgery and I thought it looked really good. His pics from the e-vet look pretty bad, though the swelling does appear to be going down.
This is the day before I took him to the e-vet:
And this is from yesterday, one day post e-vet: (BTW- I believe that's iodine because he has NOT touched it since I brought him home. He's lived in the cone!!)
|10-15-2013 02:55 PM|
Ouch, that looks really painful. I hope he heals soon; you might have to go the route of a doggie tranquilizer otherwise
Edit - Oops, this is the before photo? I misread the post
|10-14-2013 03:11 PM|
|wildo||Oh- BTW the cone has lasted through the night, and through today up to lunch. Great news! Boy he was raring to go though! LOL! Seriously, you'd never know it if he was/is in pain. I was using a towel to clean up some water in his crate and he grabbed it and started tugging. Silly guy.|
|10-14-2013 03:09 PM|
I just took a picture at lunch today, but don't have it accessible on this machine. He looks pretty swollen, that's for sure. But that was the very reason I took him in yesterday to get addressed. I'm monitoring to see if the swelling goes down. Hopefully the antibiotics and inflammatories kick in soon.
|10-14-2013 02:07 PM|
There must be a reason the vet couldn't stitch the inside which makes it a lot easier.
I would normally never recommend a chill the heck out pill BUT is there anything the vet can give short term that will calm him? You just need time for that site to heal and not risk him getting to it again.
This is a tough one Willy
|10-14-2013 01:26 PM|
Unless it's changed in the past 10 or 15 years, bitter apple and vinegar aren't even close to being the same. The Hooligans will eat pickles, salad w/vinegar based dressing, etc, but bitter apple NO WAY ... it even smells nasty and when I sniffed it it left a nasty/burny type taste in my mouth for a minute or so.
IMHO if all else fails, and I hope you find a workable solution, keeping him drugged may be your only option. Keep him on lead when you're home and can watch him ... find someone who can keep him on lead and watch him when you can't do it ... or drug him when both those options aren't possible.
GOOD LUCK ... hope you don't end up with another $600 bill!!!
|10-14-2013 10:50 AM|
|wildo||Cool game! Definitely sounds like fun. Thanks for the info!|
|10-14-2013 10:25 AM|
If it's too easy for Jinks then use really small or less smelly treats so it's harder or you can use a small toy if you want in place of the treat
|10-14-2013 12:38 AM|
|wildo||Tell me more about this cup game. I assume it's a nose/scent game- find the cookie, yes? That sounds fun!|
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