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|02-04-2013, 04:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Crate after surgery
Today I took empanada and we scheduled his acl/lp surgery for 2weeks. I know I have to put in him a crate after surgery. Hes never been crated so I'm not sure how its going to go. I think I will start now so we both can get used to it. He always has his food and water so he is not on a feeding schedule I'm not how to have in a crate and not have food. I was thinking about getting a pen I can put his pee pee pads, food and bed all together so he wont have to walk so much. The problem is he might try to jump out I have tried play pens before just so I could clean the carpet and he would jump out, so not sure that will work. I'm not sure what crate to get either though. I know alot of people crate their dogs but I just cant get over the feeling of puppy prison. If anyone can tell me what one would be better to use that would be great. I just wont want him to hurt himself more. If i do the crate is this the right type to get? Also if I do the pen do you think this will work? I'm so stressing bout taking care of him make sure he gets better. My wedding is end of next month and I don't know how to do both.
|02-04-2013, 08:22 PM
and Shelby's too
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Millbrook, AL
I would go with the xpen. I think that's less of a "prison" feel and it should contain him from jumping out. Keeping Empanada in my prayers. And also...congrats on your upcoming wedding! Wishing you all the best!
Terri, proud mom to Mandie & Shelby-Dale
|02-04-2013, 09:00 PM
Donating YT 30K Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Blog Entries: 6
When Pixie had her LP surgery I got the plastic Play Yard and it worked out well. Pixie is not a jumper and pretty laid back so she wasn't too hard to keep her from over doing it. Also, the first few days she pretty much slept all the time. When she did feel a little better she would stand up a little on her back legs and she was fine. Good luck on your wedding and Empanada's surgery.
I attached some pictures of the set ups I had for Pixie while she was recovering.
Cali Pixie Roxie : RIP Nikki; RIP Maya;RIP my sweet Dixie girl 1/17/08
|02-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Furbutts = LOVE
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Blog Entries: 2
After Wylie had his LP surg - we did the the xpen type thing. OR, we'd use the xpen to fence off an area for him....as in, Wylie loves this spot in our library - it's truly his Command Center and feels best being in that spot during the day; so, we'd use the xpen not as a circle, but more like as a fence to make a small area for him. He'd always have water and a pee pad right there.
~ A friend told me I was delusional. I nearly fell off my unicorn. ~
°¨¨¨°ºOº°¨¨¨° Ann | Pfeiffer | Marcel Verdel Purcell | Wylie | Artie °¨¨¨°ºOº°¨¨¨°
|02-14-2013, 10:12 AM
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cape town, South Africa
I'd also go for an expen. I bought one years ago and I still use it constantly. Mine has a cover for the top, so I can close it completely if I have to. The expen gives them enough space to be comfortable without having to move around much. It's a very handy tool to have for any dog owner
Cash & Orio RIP Beautiful Joni
|02-14-2013, 03:15 PM
Donating YT Addict
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
After Ruby's LP surgery we used an xpen with a top and she did fine. I just made sure she was in the same room as us. If we were going upstairs, I would set up the xpen up there.
Congrats on your wedding and prayers for Empanada for a safe, successful surgery.
Leslie and Ruby
|02-14-2013, 03:37 PM
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Merritt Island,FL
Abby is an amazing climber/jumper but we have the 36" high Isis 8 panel expen and she has never attempted to climb it. I read on YT never pick her up over the top so she wouldn't know that was a way out- we always use the door! I was going to take it down but realized the pups like it for their quiet time during the day, it has the "best" bed in the house.
|02-15-2013, 03:42 AM
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston MA
My girl is recovering from leg surgery which means "no jumping" we had just bought an upscale puppy apt (really nice all wood corners) but the vet tech said it was too high (the surgeon thought it was fine)I made it smaller but I lined the bottom with furniture moving pads, then a bath matt with the rubber facing up then her bed and hung a water bottle so she couldnt step in water and get her bandage wet. I put hospital pee pad on one side with a disposable on top of it and I let her sleep in it at night. During the day I have her in a smaller crate so she cant jump around. I take her out and put her in the potty side every few hours to potty. She goes great (as long as I leave the room) She also has an e collar so I hold frozen kongs for her so she has something to do. Its a long process and somehow she pooped and peed on her pad last night but also got her bed really wet but not her blanket? totally perplexed by that one...
|02-15-2013, 06:36 PM
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, Texas USA
I used an x-pen for Buster when he had his LP surgeries. During the day we blocked off a room or part of a room instead of making a pen, we did the same thing at night. But he was always in the same room with us. He potties outside so we put the harness and leash on him when we took him to potty (didn't want him trying to chase a bird).
Jeanie, mom to Buster and Maggie