THE CRATE IS YOUR MATE
CRATE REST IS VITAL
Crate rest is vital once your dog has seen a vet and has started taking the prescribed medications. The next and most important thing you can do is to strictly limit your dog’s activity in a bed rest den, commonly called “crate rest” for the next 4 to 6 weeks with supervised toilet breaks (whilst on lead).
Without any doubt, following strict crate rest is definitely about tough love on our part, but it must be done if you want to give your dog the best opportunity to get better. Crate rest is often harder on us than it is on the dog, and it plays an extremely vital role in ensuring your dog has the best chance to recover from a disc episode.
It is imperative to understand the importance crate rest also plays in preventing further injury and relapse. Sadly, we have heard many stories about dogs who have experienced relapses when strict crate rest was not followed diligently. With such stories in mind, DISA exists to offer you the support and guidance during a disc episode and the subsequent recovery time, to help you remain diligent.
Whilst we have heard sad stories about relapses, we have also heard many amazing stories about how crate rest has helped many dogs regain the ability to use their legs again after surgery, and also in instances when surgery was unable to be performed. Crate rest may be difficult at the time and lengthy, but DISA assures you, it is well worth the time and the effort.
Remember, we’ve got your back and are here to help and offer a supportive ear and hand whenever you need one.
HELPFUL RESOURCES & LINKS –
THE CRATE PROGRAM
Click here for details on our Crate & Emergency Kit program