Keeping dog comfortable after surgery
What's the best way to keep a dog comfortable after surgery?
She will have to be on cage rest for awhile to rest, recuperate, and keep the other dogs away from the incision.
I was going to get a new bed for her crate so that she could stretch out to sleep (we currently only have the round ones that they love so much). Also, I was going to get a hamster water thingy to attach to her cage. We do have an x-pen but I think she'd get too much movement in there so she will be in a traditional crate.
I was thinking about getting her a onsie to wear and cutting out a hole for her tail. Has anyone tried this? I wanted to cover the surgery area so that she couldn't lick it (or anyone else couldn't lick it either).
I can put chewies into the crate. What toys would be good? I want mental stimulation but not physical. Everything we currently has provides both.
We also will probably take her for walks in our stroller after a week or so. She loves to be outside so being in the house AND on cage rest will not be fun for her.
So, any ideas?