Dog Surgery & Recovery Tips

Some dog health issues require surgery… which means you’re going to need to some ways to keep your dog calm AFTER surgery. Even if it’s just a simple dog spay or dog neuter procedure. Here, dog moms and veterinarians share the best ways to prepare your dog for surgery, how to keep your dog calm following surgery, and ways to speed up the recovery process! All the things I wish I knew after my dog’s TPLO knee surgery.

Dog E-Collar: Is It A Necessity? Are There Any Alternatives?

I wish so badly that we had given in to using the E-collar earlier. We didn’t because we felt bad for the dog. We thought he would be scared of it or feel punished. P-shaw! No need to feel bad for something that will protect your dog and make him heal faster. AND get you a few extra hours of sleep! If I had this to do all over again, I would definitely use the E-collar — simply for our sanity. Here are some alternatives to E-collars.

TPLO Recovery: What You And Your Dog Can Expect

Here’s a little about our dog’s recovery from TPLO surgery for a torn ACL, as well as the stories of other dogs who’ve been through it. Plus the stories of other dogs who’ve had TPLO surgery, including their recovery highlights.

TPLO Surgery For Dogs That Have A Torn ACL

We paid $2,500 for our dog’s TPLO surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee. Actually they replaced the ligament and cartlidge from our dog’s knee with a metal plate and 6 screws. Here’s how it went for us.