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Who has gone through patella surgery? ADVICE
Fred is having patella surgery May 29th. For those of you who have gone through this, can you give me any helpful tips? He will only be getting one leg done, because the surgeon didn't feel his other leg was ready for surgery. I was told he would need to be crated for 8 weeks. He can't do the x pen because he stands on his hind legs when he wants to get out..... He will not be able to play with my other 2, run or jump for 3-4 months!!!!!!! OMG! I will have a crate in my bedroom and a crate in my family room where my guys hang out most of the day. I will have a stroller so he can come on our walks. I don't even want to chance him on the couch or bed in fear he will jump off, should I turn my back for 1 second. I need any tips you might have for getting him through this.
Please also tell me if your after care was this strict. I want to make sure he doesn't undo what is done in surgery!