Post Operative Home Care

When you bring your pet home after their orthopedic surgery, it’s important to keep a close eye on them and restrict their activities. Please contact the clinic as soon as possible:

  • If your pet is vomiting or has diarrhea
  • If your pet is lethargic (and has not been giving sedatives)
  • If they are coughing up to 4 days after surgery
  • If your pet has no interest in food 24 hours after arriving home
  • If your pet has not urinated 12 hours after arriving home
  • If your pet has not had a bowl movement 48 hours after arriving home
  • If your pet shows discomfort even after pain medications have been given

If you have any questions about managing your pet’s recovery, please contact our technicians at 519-927-5775 and then dial 2, or email them at cmvhtechnicians@gmail.com.

To help your pet have the best recovery following their orthopedic surgery at our hospital in Caledon Village, we’ve included several videos below to demonstrate hindlimb and forelimb rehabilitation exercises for dogs and cats.

Videos
Rehab Guide Books

Post Operative Home Care

When you bring your pet home after their surgery, it’s important to keep a close eye on them and make sure they:

  • Show interest in eating when arriving home or within first 12 hours
  • Show interest in drinking when arriving home
  • Are not showing signs of diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • Are not exhibiting unusual behaviors
  • Are mobile and able to go to the bathroom without assistance
  • Are tolerating medications well

If you have any questions about managing your pet’s recovery, please contact our technicians at 519-927-5775 and then dial 2, or email them at cmvhtechnicians@gmail.com.

To help your pet have the best recovery following their orthopedic surgery at our hospital in Caledon Village, we’ve included several videos below to demonstrate hindlimb and forelimb rehabilitation exercises for dogs and cats.

Videos
Top Dog Health

CVO Regulations

It is mandatory that your clinic has a veterinarian present in the building in case of complications. Our staff will contact you a few days before surgery to:
* Confirm the date and approximate time of surgery
* Confirm information about the patient including their species, age, and size

Passive Range of Motion Exercises

PROM: CANINE HINDLIMB

PROM: CANINE FORELIMB

PROM: FELINE HINDLIMB

PROM: FELINE FORELIMB

We also recommend visiting Top Dog Health for important notes on post-operative care for:

  • Cruciate (Extracapsular Cranial Cruciate Ligament repair)
  • FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)
  • MPL (Medial Patellar Luxation)
  • THR (Total Hip Replacement)
  • TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)
  • TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)

When you visit their website, click on the “Learn More” button next to the appropriate procedure, click “Free e-book version,” provide the necessary information at the bottom of the page, then submit and download. Make sure you have the latest Adobe Reader program so you can open and read the PDF file.

If you have any questions for our veterinarians or would like to schedule a follow-up visit, please call us at 519-927-5775.

We also recommend visiting Top Dog Health for important notes on post-operative care for:

  • Cruciate (Extracapsular Cranial Cruciate Ligament repair)
  • FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)
  • MPL (Medial Patellar Luxation)
  • THR (Total Hip Replacement)
  • TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)
  • TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)

When you visit their website, click on the “Learn More” button next to the appropriate procedure, click “Free e-book version,” provide the necessary information at the bottom of the page, then submit and download. Make sure you have the latest Adobe Reader program so you can open and read the PDF file.

If you have any questions for our veterinarians or would like to schedule a follow-up visit, please call us at 519-927-5775.