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When you have dogs and are having surgery.

PuffPPuff Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Just a heads up for people who have dogs and are having back surgery. Before I went in for my surgery, I purchased a self watering dog bowl for my three dogs. Now, I'm home working and my husband is in the field all day. He fills the large Calgon style bottle and inserts it in the filler. My dogs (3) have clean water all day and I don't have to bend, can't, over to fill it. Husband feeds, etc while home, so the water is the only thing I worried about. It's just a good thing to think of if your spouse leaves for the day. They come in different sizes.


  • I'm fairly mended from my surgery, but now that the weather is warm and I still can't do a lot of bending and lifting, I have a kiddie pool out in the back yard. Ozzie doesn't like to get it in much (unless he's horribly hot), but he does use it as his drinking bowl. My niece comes by and dumps it a couple times a week and we put a few more inches of water in it. He always gets a drink there after we've been playing ball.
    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
  • having a dog .and back surgery is not being able to walk as often and as far as i used to do .when i could walk far i walked 3 miles a day even more on a good day but since the pain had so bad i have not been able to walk the dog ..its not just unfair on me the dog suffers too i loved walking the dog and it kept my weight down .i do still take him out but its to the park in the car ..its not the same
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  • I have a large black lab named Henry and I thank him for getting me over the hump of pain I was in preventing me from walking. Henry likes to lead when walking, actually he likes to pull. I couldn't walk more then a few tenths of a mile for the longest time until I started bringing Henry with me. He would pull me a little farther each day and over the weeks and months we worked it up to 4 plus miles a day.

    Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007.
  • My trick to watering my dogs is using a small plant waterer..lol
    Looks silly but it works and only has 2 small streams of water that comes out so I don't make a mess. That thing has been a life saver!!!
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