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7 Post-Surgery Care Tips for Your Dog

Your veterinarian will likely prescribe pain medication to help your pet stay comfortable during recovery. Be sure to administer the medication as directed and watch for any signs of discomfort

Pain management

Incision monitoring  Check the incision site daily for redness, swelling, discharge, or signs of infection. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any abnormalities.

Activity restriction 

limit your dog's physical activity for 7-14 days following surgery. Avoid jumping, running, and rough play to prevent injury or damage to the incision site


Offer small amounts of food and water when your dog returns home. Gradually increase the portions over the next few days as your dog regains their appetite 

No bathing 

Avoid bathing your dog for at least 10-14 days after surgery to keep the incision site clean and dry

Recovery Shirts 

Recovery Shirts are an excellent alternative to traditional e-collars for post-surgery care. These comfortable, breathable shirts cover the incision site, preventing your dog from licking, biting, or scratching the area while allowing for easy monitoring of the wound. Make sure to select the appropriate size for your dog and follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use 

Follow-up appointments 

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your veterinarian to ensure your dog is healing properly and to address any concerns or complications that may arise.

By following these post-surgery care tips and incorporating Maxx Recovery Shirts into your dog's recovery plan, you'll ensure a smooth and comfortable healing process for your furry friend