|Barked: Fri Mar 17, '06 3:25pm PST |
|Thanks everyone for the responses!
Porsha - she is only going to be on the Metacam for a week, it's only to keep the pain away while she is recovering. She only strained her ACL, so recovery time is short.
Jake - we have Bully Sticks, kongs, etc. plus many other great chew toys to keep her company in her crate. She loves Bully Sticks, and I stuff the kongs with peanut butter and some other treats like carrots and little bits of treats, and freeze them. This keeps her occupied, and it's definitely yummy! The only exercise she is getting right now is out to potty. I carry her out (she only weighs 9 pounds), and put her down in the dog run so she can do her business.
Lily - thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure it would be great, but Chanel isn't the "water-type" dog. She dreads her baths, so I don't think she would like the hydrotherapy. It would probably be more stressful than rehabilitating for her, but I'm sure it works wonders for some dogs.
Barney - I hope you get better soon! Thanks for the link, I'll be sure to try a few of those games with Chanel, she is going crazy not being able to play with the other dogs or exercise at all!
Thank you so much to everyone that has responded, I really, truly appreciate it. We have 4 days left of no exercise, and it seems like it will be forever, although I know it is such a short time in the scheme of things! She is definitely getting better, and only has a very slight limp, you wouldn't even notice it if you weren't really paying attention.
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