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    I took Vegas to the vet today for the lump in his leg, The vet moved his leg all around and the lump moves, so he ended up getting a shot of steroids in his leg. Both ACL's are in tact , so therefore the vet seems to think Vegas has just pulled his muscle. If I do not notice a difference by Wed. Then he will go back and get X-Rays ($275.00) and we will go from there.

    Problem, I have to keep him from jumping up onto the couch which he does several times a day!! He is only allowed to go outside and potty and nothing else this week. Very limited walking and NO jumping. How do I do this? I have open concept so I cant baby gate him in any room, he loves his crate but if I lock him in he barks non-stop. He likes the door open. I just don't know how I am going to be able to watch him 24/7 from jumping on and off the couch.

    Our vet just wants him to rest for the weekend (not a problem) but keeping him from jumping on the couch is going to be.

    On a bad note, once again he looked at Vegas's eyes, he is getting an ulcer due to his allergies and his eyes being swelled all the time and his lashes scratching his eyes. Looks like we are going to have surgery after I get back from seeing my sister.

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    Default Re: I need help and suggestions.

    Yay!! I am glad Vegas's leg is ok. I can't give any suggestions on the taking it easy part.


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    Default Re: I need help and suggestions.

    Good news about the ACL. I'd try to block the couch with something so he won't be able to jump on it. If not, move it against the wall with the front facing it. Not aesthetically pleasing but it'll work.
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    Default Re: I need help and suggestions.

    How about a few pillows on the floor creating like steps for him. that way he is just stepping up instead of leaping...

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    How about gating off the couch? Leave his crate open..maybe he will sleep in there if furniture not accessible!

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    Default Re: I need help and suggestions.

    Yea, a little step stool or a upside down milk crate. Milk crate might still be too high That's a bummer on the eye surgery. I thought I read someones post where they said that after their bully had that surgery they were 100x better.

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    Default Re: I need help and suggestions.

    Maybe put something on the couch so he can't jump up?
    Or a stool like others have said.
    I know that's a tough one.

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    Give Vegas a big smooshy kiss from us. Glad the ACLs look good and I hope this sprain goes away quick !
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    Default Re: I need help and suggestions.

    Oh so glad to hear Vegas's legs are overall good! Wilson keeps pulling groin. Doc put him on a muscle relaxer (roboxin I believe). Works really well with no sleepy side effects. That's going to be hard to keep Vegas from jumping on and off the couch.

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    Default Re: I need help and suggestions.

    Maybe make the floor as cozy and enticing for Vegas as possible so that he won't want to jump on couch. Like put pillows and blankets on the floor and lots of his toys and also if you and Joe sit on the floor instead of the couch, I'm sure he'll want to cuddle w/you guys.




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    Thank you for all your suggestions, what I did was...I have all our holiday decorations in those big rubbermaid bins with snap on lids, I brought 5 of them out, 2 for the love seat and 3 for the couch. I put his pillow and his blanket right on the area rug, He has not been able to jump up but he sure has been barking at them. I don't blame him because I have had the urge to bark all afternoon myself at them!!!! Looks like crap, but it is working. At night he dosen't care to go in his crate and I shut the door. Right now he is sprawled out on the cold tile. With heat index it is over 100* here.

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    Default Re: I need help and suggestions.

    Maybe baby gate off the living room, and give him the rest of the house.
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