Freia and the Knitwhit

A Blog about a Dog with some Knitting thrown in here and there

TPLO #2 Day 1 February 24, 2011

Filed under: cats and dogs,chesapeake bay retreiver,TPLO — knitwhits @ 7:31 pm
Freia's crate nametage

Freia's crate nametag

Well they say it’s easier the 2nd go around and so far that’s true, though I’ve only had her home for 2 hours. Her spirits are generally good, all things considered. I got her home and she walked  straight into her pen and pretty much settled down right away.  The set up is better this time, no extra blankets for her to catch her bandaged leg in, it’s basically just a covered foam mattress and her pillow on the ground with a bowl of water and a couple of toys nearby. Of course for now she has no interest in the toys, but so far so good.  I lay down with her for a little bit but she doesn’t seem to be as needy (yet) as she was last time.

The doc gave a couple of extra meds this go around. In addition to the pain pills, the anti-inflammatories, the antibiotics and sedatives she was also given an antacid too. I guess they had problems with a few dogs and decided to add that to the routine. I’m all for it if it makes things easier on us, though I don’t recall her having trouble last time. Better safe than sorry though.

She was the darling of the vet’s office, they told me she was very good, didn’t cry at all, and after her surgery just hung out watching all the comings and goings in the recovery area. They even made a special nameplate for her crate:

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3 Responses to “TPLO #2 Day 1”

  1. Hi, you have a nice blog. I also have a page about animals which, although in Germany but the top left is a menu English but also you can read everything in english. Greetings from Germany 🙂

  2. Aleksandra Says:

    Hi!!! Your blog helped me so much! My labrador retriever had a 1°-st TPLO in november 2010. I’m worring about other knee…probably we’ve to do another TPLO on the other knee 😦 Cross your fingers please…I’m so sad..

    • So glad it was helpful to you! Freia is as good as new, we run 3-4 days a week for a couple of miles and walk at least 3 miles a day and it’s as though she never had any injury or surgery at all. TPLO’s are hard emotionally and financially but the 2nd one is way easier on the dog and you – healing time will seem quicker – it did for me in any case, and that seems to be the general consensus. Good luck!


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