Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Michigan, Detroit
So just to give an update if anyone comes across this and is interested. The vet that actually did the procedure got hold of me as I left a voicemail just double checking the post-op precautions.
She says she thinks the technician may have misunderstood her after the procedure and gave me standard suture take home instructions. She basically said after a day or two it should pretty much be good to go. I mean of course we can't do anything crazy but walking, she even said some running is fine and the obedience class is no problem. She said basically the only thing I can't do is walk him through a swamp lol.
I have wrapped it just like wolfy dog described whenever he is outside or we are walking and it's looking great. Now trying to figure out what to do with him while I work tomorrow is another story....I am too scared to leave him in his crate with the cone and am concerned that he could lick the stitches when left for long enough agh...
And on a side note, I cannot BELIEVE the difference some exercise and mental stimulation does. I literally had a different dog. After our exercise restriction incident, the next day I walked him, did a petsmart trip, rolled the ball around a bit with some obedience and he was all chill lazing around on my bed with me. Seeing that contrast so black and white sort of blew my mind. I knew it about this breed but seeing it like that was really eye opening and sort of cool to see his "bored" threshold right now so I can adjust activities accordingly haha. He is a busy guy!
Last edited by Moonshayde; 05-12-2019 at 09:39 AM.
Reason: added thoughts