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of discharge, the owners were instructed to provide towel support when walking the dog on slick floors for the next 9 days and to restrict all exercise for 4 weeks after surgery, with no running, jumping, or off-leash activity allowed during this time

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using the variety of leashes, collars, and harnesses available for managing dogs under various circumstances or the variety of training strategies and equipment that are used to manage other species. Certainly, misuse and abuse of equipment for elephant

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this period. Medication at the time of discharge consisted of cefpodoxime (10 mg/kg [4.5 mg/lb], PO, q 24 h), car profen (2.2 mg/kg [1 mg/lb], PO, q 12 h), and tramadol (5 mg/kg [2.3 mg/lb], PO, q 12 h). Activity was limited to walks on a leash or

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short-leash walks outdoors for urination and defecation only and to confine it when unobserved for the first 6 weeks following surgery. The dog was reexamined by the supervising clinician 6 weeks after surgery. At that time, the dog was ambulating well

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neurologic examinations were unremarkable. The owner declined further diagnostic testing at this time. Two days later, a further neurologic episode occurred while the dog was exercising vigorously outside with the owner. The dog was leashed at the time and

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proper hand washing after handling pets, vaccination of dogs and cats against rabies, routine screening of pets for zoonotic parasites, and observation of leash laws. 7 However, it can be difficult for veterinarians to provide appropriate guidance for

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time and partial thromboplastin time. Administration of clopidogrel was initiated (1.67 mg/kg [0.76 mg/lb], PO, q 24 h), aspirin treatment was continued, and exercise was restricted to short walks on a leash. Serial TTE was performed over the next 4

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) postoperatively and hydromorphone (0.2 mg/kg, IV, q 6 h) or methadone (0.2 mg/kg, IV, q 6 h) for 24 hours. Dogs were monitored in the hospital for 24 hours postoperatively until discharge. Home care included cage rest, leash walking exercise for 8 weeks, and pain

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effectively if owned animals are required to have identification and be confined or kept on leash. Strays should be impounded for at least 3 business days to determine whether human exposure has occurred and to give owners sufficient time to reclaim animals

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evidence of pain on palpation and lameness. 28,29 Patellar ligament thickening is often self-limiting in nature, although conservative treatment with NSAIDs and leash-controlled activity for 6 to 8 weeks has been recommended in clinical cases. 27

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