How To Relax After Surgery

Home after getting his teeth cleaned, Jake needs a quiet place to relax.

Jake had a good report from the veterinarian yesterday. No teeth were pulled. All is well.

When I picked Jake up he was still a little drunk from the anesthesia. On the tree next to the vet’s office his aim was not so good. At home I wanted to let him sniff around in the front yard. He didn’t want to and staggered up the steps to the front door.

He didn’t want Hope or Windy to bother him, even though they seemed glad, and curious, to see him. I put a fleece blanket and toy on the couch. He thought the toy made a better pillow than a play thing.

Jake got two jars of baby food for dinner and stayed on the couch until bedtime. He slept soundly through the night. This morning he ate his usual breakfast but is a bit lethargic.

When a person goes under anesthesia side effects will linger after you wake up. This is the same for dogs. You must remember when your furkid has any procedure he will not feel like playing and may have no appetite when he gets home. Give him a quiet place to rest—just like you would want after you have been under anesthesia.



About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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