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WELCOME HOME JETTA!!! 👏👏👏   You just exude sweetness and gentleness.  I like the color they used for her wrap…it’s her color😎

It may be that the Gabs works well.  Some Vets include the Tram with it, some don’t, so you can give it a day or so and see how she does.  Right now she still has some good hospital meds in her system and clearly she’s resting comfortably.

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Called in to the surgeon got trazadone called in for Jetta, just a little unsettled & it seemed to take the edge off. Other than that we are doing really well! Already went out for 2 potty breaks & did great! Idk if this is common but, the past 2 times she peed she did it laying down is this normal?

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9 May 2020 - 5:25 pm
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I see uoire on here now.

Trazefone or Tramadol?  Trazedone is more of a sedative  but  it a pain med.  Tramadol is for pain a d works well with Gabapentin 

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Anyway, the fact that she’s peeing  is good!! Yes, even of she’s laying down! 

Right now she’s still figuring  things out and getting her sea legs.  If she’s had a dose of the Trazedone already,  that could make her a little groggy.  Otherwise, just getting out of surgery  and still having  the pain meds from the hospital can make jer a little groggy too!  

Good job Jetta, and her hooman too!

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Trazadone, she had it with her acl surgery also because she was very anxious. Gaba does have that sedating factor but she has been on it so much on and off it doesn’t affect her much

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Whew okay that makes me feel better about her laying down and peeing. I was nervous if this wasn’t normal

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Just so you can feel even better about her new gound position to pee, many dogs just pee in bed the first couple e⁰without even realizing they’ve gone. So the fact that she is actually going out to potty 

And doing it in the way that works best for her is ahead of the curve!   sShe’s a smart girl👏👏

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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2nd day post-op & jetta is doing so well! Last night went very smoothly. I did and will continue to sleep with her in her pin for the next 2 weeks. Only 1 potty break early in the morning with breakfast. This little lady has not lost her appetite one bit lol. Anwyays wanted to give an update and share a pic 🙂

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Oh & we even learned how to chew our bone one-handed, my smarty girl! 🙂

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She IS so smart! I’m so happy things are getting better!

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Oh sweet Jetta!  Look at those eyes!  I’m so glad to hear the first night went smoothly!  And what a rock star – eating well and learning to chew on a bone with one paw?  Amazing!  Sending hugs your way, Jetta and Taylor!  ~ Stacy

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Honest to goodness, Jetra just has THE most smoochable  mug!  She still looks so much like a “puppy face muzzle”.  So cute!

People  always wonder how a front  legger will be able to chew a bone,mor dig.  We always say, they WILL figure it out.   I don’t  think anyone really believes  us though until they see it first hand!

Good job Jetta!

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Hi everyone!
its been a couple days but I wanted to update.

we are day 6 post op! We had our recheck with the surgeon today, he took off the dressing and said the incision looks amazing! We are to have her in a shirt for the next 2 weeks but I cant seem to get one to fit… any suggestions?

We pooped on day 4 post-op & she did SO good… day 2 post op we added pure pumpkin a couple of scoops with fast & dinner and it seemed to really do the trick

Im still so surprised with how well she is moving around I am a proud momma 🙂

We got her raised feeder today, it is from weather tech and is amazing so I wanted to share with you guys

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Wow Jetta you are such a rock star! smiley10 Eating, pooping and moving around? You are a role model for recovery!

The t-shirt thing…have you tried children’s t-shirts? Or a recovery shirt?

That is a super nice raised feeder! Love the color.

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YAAAAY.   JETTA!!! And YAY for TWO good poopiconpoopicon!!😎

I just loooove her avatar picture…a true smile making happy doggy!!  AMD that’s a really nice “sober table ” for Ziva😎   Yeah, Wheather Tech is a good friend to animals too, as well as a good product. 

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