We often recommend using a lavender based bed spray MM “be calm” to help create a sense of relaxation in your pet. You can increase the number of times per day that you massage your pet as the MM “Be Calm” lavender massage oil scent will then be connected to positive feelings. The reduction of cortisol that occurs with a sense of calmness is going to be beneficial in the healing process. You can also look to food puzzles and filling a Kong toy to give your pet some mental stimulation. We recommend that you do not use a bowl to feed your pet during the recovery process and to use a Kong as the delivery method for meals.