Lilly convalescing - post surgery
Hip Dysplasia Surgery Recovery
Hip dysplasia surgery is like all surgeries, a seriously invasive operation and
carries the same risks. Both during the procedure and in the recovery phase, it
is necessary to protect the dog and permit proper healing.
As a result, our Vet, Dr. Rick Scherr, required that we leave Lilly with their
clinic for two weeks after the surgery. Being away from Lilly for such a
long time - especially at a time like this was really tough on Lilly's mom, but
she knew it was for the best.
Dr. Scherr explained that they used to send the dogs home after a few days, but
the problem is simply that these canines fell so much better the day after their
operation that they want to go act like a dog. It is critically important
to permit the healing process to advance before the dog is given free reign to
romp and play.
In fact, we were instructed not to let Lilly climb stairs or be off the leash
for two months after surgery. At this writing, we are still in the
recovery phase and treating Lilly as prescribed by Dr. Scherr.