Doggie diversions

Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845
our 10 year old retriever is recovering from TPLO. (Knee surgery). She has been quite poorly but has suddenly become very restless and whiney. (Day6) All the usual needs been checked and we can find nothing except complete boredom and envy of the other dog getting outside. Kongs worked well to begin with but she seems disinterested today. 
Any ideas at all as to how to keep this girl calm are more than welcome,  it sure how we are to manage three more weeks confined to the crate 😩

This was taken on a sore day 
This is this morning!
Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
A A Milne
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,538
    You could ask the vet, he may prescribe a mild sedative to keep her calm. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845
    Thanks. I will ask the nurse this afternoon. I just feel she has been on so many drugs! However if needs must ........
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,215
    There’s a calming pheromone diffuser for dogs like Feliway for cats. No idea what it’s called but a friend swears by it ... your vet will know what it’s called. 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,723
    Adaptil is the pheromone diffuser for dogs.
    I had some but never used it. Gave it to a friend and she said it helped with her restless collie.
    It needs to be used in a confined space, so if there a plug socket near to her crate, that would be ideal.
    She looks a real seweetie :) hope her recovery goes well
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,178
    She is so beautiful.
    Good luck for her recovery.
    Woke up again
    To my chagrin
    Getting sick and tired of
    Feeling sick and tired again
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845
    Thanks everyone
    back on the rescue remedy🐕
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,441
    What a lovely dog she is LP.   

    I can only only echo what others have said about the diffuser for dogs, plus plenty of cuddles which I’m sure she gets anyway.   

    I do know how difficult it is trying to keep a big dog like her contained in a crate.   One of my GS’s had a toe removed and had to be restrained.   She then started to ‘worry’ the wound and so had to wear a collar for ages.   Frustrating for the dog and everyone else concerned.   

    Wishing you luck LP.  
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,215
    When dear Hodge had her ‘knee ops’ there didn’t seem to be crates around ... we got the wooden playpen out of the loft and she was in that next to the Rayburn in the kitchen during the day and in the evening we’d carry it through into the sitting room and put in her usual place in front of the fire while we watched telly do things were as normal as possible for her. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 470
    edited 11 February
    Our flatcoat had a TPLO op earlier this year... my disabled Mum came into her own, as she spends days sitting watching TV, and he was happy to sit next to her and be petted. It did them both a lot of good... your golden does look lovely! Hope the convalescence goes well, and you manage to get her settled somehow...
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845
    Thank you. We thought about a playpen but decided she would just climb out. I am sure she is bored. This would normally be a Paws for Stress day
    tomorrow a Read2dogs  wed and Thursday quiet then Friday our hospital visit. She can go back visiting until August 
    as far as I know she cant read but nothing would surprise me!ha ha
    off for post op check. That should fill some time🤣
     
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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