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Entertaining the Immobile

Hey everyone,

Clover is now 9 days out from his CCL repair... and he's making me crazy.

I am, of course, glad he's doing so well. His incision is mostly healed, and the stitches come out Tuesday. On short potty breaks outside, I'm amazed at how much weight he puts on that leg, more and more every day. He really seems to be doing better this time around, despite having almost the same level of damage, same operation, same vet. No cast this time? Extra fluids post-op? Summer? "Been-there-done-that"?

Of course since he's feeling better, he's ready to RLH again. And of course, he isn't allowed to.

Clover is not a sit down and chew kind of dog. If I put canned dog food, peanut butter, etc in a hollow bone he's happy to clean it out, or frozen green beans in his treat ball, but past that, he doesn't really care. Forget not only nylabones, but bullie sticks, texas tooth picks, pig ears, ANYTHING like that. He'll just want to bury them somewhere (and probably try to jump to do it). And of course, I have to limit the food-based treats to make sure his weight stays where it is.

Any creative solutions for my immobile, active, non-oral dog?

Thanks...!

~Kat, Clover, CDX RN NA NAJ, & AKC/UKC Ch. William


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Wow, that's a tough one! I guess I'd sit on the couch with him and watch TV while giving him tummy rubs...or I'd ask the vet for some drugs! Something to mellow him out a bit so he's happy staying still....

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