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Experience:  15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
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Our dog is recovering from ligament surgery (Yorky one year

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Our dog is recovering from ligament surgery (Yorky one year old) about 8 weeks ago. She exercised a lot yesterday with slow walking and much time outside. Today she is not herself and seems wiped out. Did we overdo the exercise or is she sick?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Welcome. I'm Dr. Bruce and I've been a small animal veterinarian for over 15 years. Thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear about Zelda's situation here today. What specific ligament surgery did she have? Here today has she had any vomiting? Has she ate and drank here today and if so how long ago? Is she breathing normally?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the response. She has snapped out of it. We are thinking her foster did not start the day until 10 and we are getting Zelda up at 6. So we are believing it's more like jet lag than anything else. When walking slowly she uses the back left leg well. And we walked a lot yesterday. She just had a good bowel movement and a treat with some water.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.
That is good that she's "snapped out of it". Sometimes these little one's can get run down easily. All that walking yesterday could have taken a little more strength out of her and she needed a little more down time to rest. The biggest thing in situations like this to monitor for are: vomiting, weakness, collapse, breathing harder than normal, not eating, not drinking and obvious discomfort. If she's back to normal, being social, eating, and drinking - then letting her have a quiet day today seems to be a good idea.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Zelda. How is everything going?

Dr. Bruce