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How Long is the Recovery Period After Dog Shoulder Surgery?

How Long is the Recovery Period After Dog Shoulder Surgery?

If you are taking the surgery route to help your dog with their shoulder, the recovery period can vary depening on the type of shoulder surgery your dog has. Ask your vet what they recommend the recovery time will be.

If you are taking the non-surgical route and the vet manually puts the joint back into place. Your dog’s shoulder joint will then be immobilised for between 2 and 6 weeks using a brace or sling, depending on how much damage the dislocation caused, so that the muscles. Recuperation will include rest, controlled exercise and anti-inflammatory painkillers.

Recovery can take a few more months post rest, to be fully mobile and regain the joint range and motion it had before the injury. Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy are recommended for a full and faster recovery.

Further reading

Read more about Shoulder Dislocation and Shoulder Dysplasia here https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/dog-shoulder-dislocation-and-shoulder-injuries

Find our dog shoulder brace here https://zoomadog.co.uk/products/490-balto-lux-shoulder-brace 

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