Ant is now 4 days out from his elbow surgery to remove excessive cartilage and chipped bone from his joint! Ant was chosen as the very first Brave Barkers candidate, meaning his surgery and recovery/rehab was paid for entirely by anybody who has purchased a Big Barker bed in the past!
We're here to update you on how Ant did over the weekend and what is to come for his rehab!
Day 2 Post Surgery:
Check to see what his mom, Charlotte, has to say about how he is doing on his 2nd day after surgery!
His mom, Charlotte, says he is being his goofy, loving self! He is really excited to feel better and wants to get up and about, but right now his doctors recommend that he only walks for a total of 5 minutes each potty break. This means 2.5 minutes out and 2.5 minutes back in! Thank goodness Ant has such a wonderful family to make sure he gets the rest he needs.
Day 3 Post Surgery:
Another day, another victory for Ant! He is up and moving, and looks like he is in so much less pain! Watch Ant putting more weight on his front right leg/elbow here:
We spoke with Charlotte and we were able to learn some awesome fun facts about Ant:
- Ant has two pup siblings who are both also Malinois! Their names are Etta and Mouse.
- Ant got his name from the book called The Dog Who Could Fly. The book is a story about a German Shepherd working dog who became a hero alongside his hero pilot handler. Ant was named to be a hero!
- Charlotte is so very excited to get to see Ant play and be a dog again! She is eager to get to watch him do his favorite things like swim and run.
Day 4 Post Surgery:
Ant is getting better and better each day! Watch to see him moving about on day 4 post surgery.
His mom says he is 'looking very good and moving very nicely'!
Keep up the wonderful work, Ant! We are so proud of you!
As you follow along in Ant's journey, be reminded that it was YOU that made this possible for both Ant and his family! Brave Barkers is fully funded by anybody that has made a Big Barker purchase. We are so excited to continue to help Ant and future dogs who may need surgery and rehab for any severe joint or mobility issues. Until next update- have a great day!