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24 September 2009
In our previous discussions with canine rehabilitation specialists from California Animal Rehabilitation Center (CARE) we discussed fitness and conditioning, and coping with recovery. In this final installment, we hear the doctors discuss pain indicators, post-surgery advice for pain medications and how to choose quality supplements.
Here are some of CARE's post-surgery tips to remember:
- Keep an eye out for pain medication side effects; if you're concerned, stop the medication.
- Use supplements only when they are needed
- Choose supplements that have been third party tested by unbiased organizations such as ConsumerLab.com.
Many thanks to the pawesome staff at California Animal Rehabilitation Center in Southern California for helping us bring this series to you. If you are lucky enough to live nearby, be sure to visit this incredible facility and see how they can help your Tripawd stay strong and live hoppy!
Catch Part 1: Exercises and Stretches with CARE
Catch Part 2: Amputation Recovery Advice with CARE