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.

Passive Range of Motion (PROM) 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.