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Poorly dog on crate rest

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BabeRuthless Mon 18-Aug-14 16:43:28

Our pup was spayed last week and in typical terrier fashion is refusing to rest. As a result her stitches have become swollen and the vet has advised full crate rest. We've got another appointment tomorrow to check how she's doing but today has been so miserable. I really miss having our girl running around and getting into bother! I wish I could explain to her what's happening, god knows what she must think. I don't know why I'm posting this really, I know it's for the best but I feel so bad for her! Anyone else had anything similar happen?

MitchellMummy Mon 18-Aug-14 17:31:28

Our fella hated crate rest. So I took him out of the crate and tied the lead round the sofa leg. And stayed with him in the room. Did as much work as I could like that, then when DP came home I'd do the rest of the stuff. Very hard going! You could try stuffed Kong or something. I wish you both well, it's not nice for either of you.

SpicyBear Mon 18-Aug-14 17:46:10

I know it's hard but you have to have a really tough heart on this. It's by far the kindest thing in the long term to let her recover properly. She might be bored and frustrated but once she's better she certainly won't be sitting around reflecting on her time spent in the crate but she will enjoy her good physical health smile

A Kong or other food toy is a good idea to keep her a bit busy. Maybe feed all her meals that way for now.

BabeRuthless Mon 18-Aug-14 23:33:19

Thanks both of you. I do have a bad habit of projecting my human emotions onto her! Hopefully all will be well at her next check up. The kong is a great idea & I'll use that if she has to stay in her crate for a couple more days.

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