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Tonka - my beautiful Gentleman - 88 pounds 11 yrs old - Australian Bull Arab Cross
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4 October 2021 - 3:11 pm
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Thank you for this.  I'm on day 4 with my 145lb Lab mix and he is doing exactly what your dog did.  Had good energy for the first three days and now doesn't want to get up.  I feel better that this seems to be what you went through and is pretty normal.  I spoke with our Vet and they are giving him some antibiotics in case he has an infection.  I just now finally coaxed him outside with pepperoni and cheese and he finally peed. he has been holding it in rather than getting up, so I was starting to worry.

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4 October 2021 - 3:47 pm
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Karla said
Thank you for this.  I'm on day 4 with my 145lb Lab mix and he is doing exactly what your dog did.

Hi Karla! I'm glad you found some solace in reading about Tonka. It also sounds like things are getting better, which is great!!

Please consider starting a new topic so we can help your dog better OK? We are here for you!

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Howdy. Sorry I am just getting into the conversation. When we adopted Maggie, a 70lb Black Lab Mix, she was well on her way to recovery. She had the stiches removed 4 days after we brought her home. Patience is going to be a KEY word going on. Even now, 4 years post amputation, I have to remind myself that Maggie has some limitations. There are times that she wants to keep going on a walk, but I have to watch her and limit the time so that she does not over do it. When she does, we just take some time off and let her rest. A vest/harness and booties are necessary when going out in the public like Tractor Supply for her favorite cookies, etc...

Glad that you found this site. There is a lot of great information and community support.

Dave & Maggie   

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