Features September 2015 Issue

Give Your Dog a Smooth Recovery

Make sure you understand all of your veterinarianís home-care instructions before you leave the clinic, especially regarding pain patches (like the one on this small dogís back) and precription medications.

Give Your Dog a Smooth Recovery

How to Make Sure Your Dog Recovers from Surgery as Smoothly and Quickly as Possible

Dogs are lousy patients. Itís as simple as that. True, they donít constantly call for a glass of water or a plump of their pillow, but thatís precisely the problem: Often unable to communicate distress, and possessing a stoicism that masks their true level of discomfort, dogs can mislead their owners into thinking that allís well after a surgical procedure, when in fact itís anything but.

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