Dog Spinal Surgery Recovery Time – What To Expect And What To Do?

Back issues are a common worry for Doxie owners. Hopefully, you’ll avoid the issue altogether but if you don’t, here’s what you need to know about dog spinal surgery recovery time.

What Is The Standard Dog Spinal Surgery Recovery Time?

Based on these three variables, the recovery time can range anywhere between 10 days and 3 months. 

How To Improve The Dog Spinal Surgery Recovery Time?

Looking after a dog with back problems can be difficult but isn’t unmanageable as long as you love your pet and are willing to help it recover. 

The exact type of physical therapy and rehabilitation your dog is going to need can vary on a case-by-case basis.

Formal Rehabilitation

Dog Confinement

If you don’t have a dog crate, you’d do well to get one for your dog’s post-op recovery. 

Help With Urination

As your dog won’t be able to walk for a bit (or will at least have difficulties doing so) you may need to help express its bladder and not just clean after it.

Medications, wound maintenance, diet change, and more

Your vet will prescribe you the appropriate medications, diet changes, and supplements your dog will need. 

 If your dog used to like jumping on the bed, sofa, chairs, or other places, you should make them easily accessible from now on.

Home Remodeling

Back surgery is a very nasty thing but it’s not unmanageable. With enough time, resources, and care, over 90% of dogs can get over this issue. Unfortunately, the whole procedure and process are quite expensive too.

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