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So Tuff has to have ACL surgery.  Anyone have any experience with it that might have some tips or some advice on recovery?  This will be his first major surgery minus having his man parts taken.  LOL.  I'm a little nervous.

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Poor thing.

Sorry not with dogs. If is was horses or humans I may. LOL

Wishing Tuff a quick recovery. 

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Not been through this ourselves, but sorry to hear you guys have to. Hope everything goes well and the recovery is quick.

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Hope he recovers well   -  your hardest job will be to stop him jumping.

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Hope everything goes well, recovery can take a while, if he doesn’t like the cone there are other options.


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Not ACL surgery, but my girl had TPLO. After the surgery, you have to watch him 24 hours for the next two weeks at least- I'm not exaggerating !  No jumping, no running, no walking by himself and he needs to be on a leash at all times even inside the house unless he's in a crate.  If Tuff isn't good at taking medicines, it would be nice to have cheese, hot dogs, baby food paste and some other things for 3 or 4 kinds of medicines come home with him.  If you're thinking about physical therapy, I recommend looking for a rehab facility in advance and make a reservation if possible -we had to wait for a month to get in.  Hope Tuff has a very speedy recovery !

 

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10 minutes ago, BBava said:

Not ACL surgery, but my girl had TPLO. After the surgery, you have to watch him 24 hours for the next two weeks at least- I'm not exaggerating !  No jumping, no running, no walking by himself and he needs to be on a leash at all times even inside the house unless he's in a crate.  If Tuff isn't good at taking medicines, it would be nice to have cheese, hot dogs, baby food paste and some other things for 3 or 4 kinds of medicines come home with him.  If you're thinking about physical therapy, I recommend looking for a rehab facility in advance and make a reservation if possible -we had to wait for a month to get in.  Hope Tuff has a very speedy recovery !

 

Thanks, I'm home with them all day so he won't be alone, and he enjoys his crate so it shouldn't be a big issue.  He does pretty well taking his meds if I wrap it in a piece of turkey bacon or lunch meat.  Anything else and he just spits it out.  LOL  We live in a small town so there is no physical therapy for animals here.  The vet gave us a plan on rehab with massages and slow walking.  We are trying to get it done soon so he doesn't miss too much of winter and before the ice comes.

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Thanks everyone.  I just called the vet and he is scheduled for Thursday the 8th for his surgery.  He will be able to come home that day which is good for him, me and his sissy.  Aspen has never spent 1 day without her brother and Tuff has only spent 3 days away from me his whole life and he's 7.  

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Surgery is tomorrow and I have been busy getting everything ready.  Baby gates up, all of his crate blankets and bedroom blankets washed.  Steaming the floors and vacuuming.  He goes in at 8:30am tomorrow and I will worry every second  that he is there until they call me to tell me he is done.  

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Hope everything goes well, keep us posted! x


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Good luck and hope everything goes well !  You need a good sleep tonight, Nikki !

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Tuff is out of surgery and waking up. The Dr. said everything went well and he was waking up from anesthesia. Don't know if he will be able to come home yet tonight or not.

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Glad all appears AOK  - and that he is back home with you.   Now your hard work begins  -  by keeping your baby safe from his own instincts.

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On 11/8/2018 at 12:56 PM, kchesney8 said:

Tuff is out of surgery and waking up. The Dr. said everything went well and he was waking up from anesthesia. Don't know if he will be able to come home yet tonight or not.

How’s Tuff boing?

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On 11/11/2018 at 8:28 AM, 2Huskyfun said:

How’s Tuff boing?

His leg is looking A LOT better.  There was a lot of swelling and bruises after but it is looking good.  He had to stay the night at the vets which has caused a lot of separation anxiety.  Even if he can see me when I step outside he freaks.  We go back to the vet on Friday for a checkup and get his temp to make sure he has no infection.  We had some bleeding the 2nd day home but we got it stopped.  We pulled my bed into the living room and all of us are sleeping together so he can get some sleep.  It seems to be working really well.  He's not a fan of the cone of shame but he only have to wear it to bed.  He follows way to close with it on and there is a cone up my butt every night.  Starting to feel violated.  LOL  

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LOL.... 

Mine won’t do the cone either. The boy will just set there and grind his teeth.

 I got a two foot leash and leashed him to me at night so I knew every time he moved the slightest. 

Poor thing. Lots of good thoughts for you guys.

 

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