Five Things To Do If Your Dog Needs Cage Rest
Prolonged cage rest may be just what your dogs body needs, but it can be hard on his psyche. Help him cope with these mentally tiring and/or relaxing activities.

Five Things To Do If Your Dog Needs Cage Rest

Few things are worse than hearing the vet say those dreaded words: “Cage Rest.” Most often the consequence of an injury or major surgery, it means your dog must be kept under tight restrictions – in a crate, out to relieve herself on leash only, and then back in her crate. Running, jumping, and playing are strictly prohibited; even excessive walking is frowned upon. To make matters worse, this period of restricted activity is sometimes prescribed for as long as four to six weeks. Most of our dogs barely get enough exercise as it is . . . How do you keep a young, active dog under wraps for a whole month or more? Boredom is your biggest enemy. Here are some suggestions to help you through the dark days:

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