Frequently Asked Questions

There is fluid on my dog's knee or at the incision sight after surgery. Is this normal? 

Yes, this is normal, unless there is a foul smell or pus. Your pet has been prescribed antibiotics for after care so more than likely "normal" is the case. It may also seem red, inflamed or oozing fluid. 1. make sure your dog is not being overactive. Please call us if you think this is the case. 2. Make sure they are wearing the cone until the sutures are removed. 3. You may use epsom salts compresses on the site. Use 1 cup epsom salts to 1 gallon warm water. Soak a rag or washcloth in the mixture and place on the area for 5-10 minutes, 2-3 times a day. DO NOT PLACE anything cold on the area. If after a few days this does help the swelling go down, please call or email us. You may send pictures to [email protected] or send to the after hours number located on your receipt or go home instructions. 

Do I need to come to my 8 week recheck appointment? 

Yes, as Dr. Owen will recheck the leg to make sure normal activity can be reinstated. 

TPLO Surgery & After Care

Click on the title link for our TPLO brochure about surgery and after care. 

What is the price for a consult?

Consults are $90. Times for scheduling are Monday afternoons or Friday mornings. If Dr. Owen needs to take x rays, there are additonal fees. If you have x rays, please bring them with you to your appointment. 

What is the after care time after TPLO surgery? 

Your pet will have a 2 week suture removal appointment and an 8 week recheck appointment. Total after care time is approximately 8 weeks.