(Closed) My pup went in for surgery today. :(

posted 10 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m sorry I wish I could help, but just wanted to say that I’m sure your adorable pup will be just fine.  Just follow what the vet says.  And maybe buy him a bit of puppy ice cream! (No joke….they make ice cream for dogs lol, we gave some to our dog who is about 50 lbs after he got fixed last year).  Good luck, and don’t worry, I’m sure he is in good hands!  Let us know how he does!

Post # 4
329 posts
Helper bee

Poor baby ๐Ÿ™ So glad he’s having the problem fixed though. I’m sorry you’re so worried. It’s so hard with pets because we know they’re scared but we have no real way to tell them that we are helping them and that everything is ok. I’m sure you will get the call very soon and I am sure he breezed through the surgery! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What a sweet dog!  Hope he’s doing ok!

Post # 6
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You’ll get a good call.  Don’t worry.  I’m sure he’s in great hands!!!!!!

Post # 7
68 posts
Worker bee

Poor baby!! Sending some love and prayers your way!

Post # 8
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hey!  My parents MinPin had this surgery done several years ago! He was fine and he still is!  He was like new after!  Good luck! Keep us posted!

Post # 9
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

Oh Poor thing!  Sending good, healing thoughts your way!

Post # 11
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hi aberry!

I’m glad to hear he is recovering ok.  When are they allowing him to go home?  I always prefer to have my dogs stay with me at home, than overnight at a vet if there is no one there overnight, but your vet knows best.

I have Poms, and luxating patellas are most common in my breed (44% are affected according to OFA), so I have heard a lot of stories!  It’s a pretty common procedure, so he should be ok, but if the type of surgery he is doing requires pins and not just deepening the groove, you may need to go back every once in a while to get the pins checked out.  You really have to restrict his movement for a while, which I’m sure your vet will tell you… a lot of crate time, but it’s crucial ๐Ÿ™  Also, do not let him jump up and down and avoid stairs.  Regular exercise when he is all better is good, like walking, but not jumping. 

Glucosamine with msm should help with pain, and helps to build cartilege.  This is what a lot of people do to prevent surgery on a dog that already has a luxating patella problem in my breed, but not yet needs surgery, so I think it could only help after surgery as well, but check with your vet on that.

Good luck and hoping for a successful recovery!!

Post # 12
30 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t have any advice besides giving him lots of TLC when he comes home, but you probably already knew that Smile Just wanted to say that he is an absolutely adorable dog and good luck!! I am sure he will recover perfectly.

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