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Download TPLO Home Rehab Guide

Dog TPLO Surgery & Recovery Book A Free 50 Page Guide that walks you through the entire process We BELIEVE that in order for your dog to get the best care you need to know how you can help them heal. Recommended by Top Veterinary Surgeons Used by tens-of-thousands of pet owners just like you […]


Download Your Trusted Free Book to TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) Surgery and Recovery

Download Your Trusted Free Book to TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) Surgery and Recovery Dog TPLO Surgery & Recovery Book A Free 50 Page Guide that walks you through the entire process We BELIEVE that in order for your dog to get the best care you need to know how you can help them heal. […]


TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) Guide

About the Booklet Since 2004, TopDog has been educating pet owners just like you on how they can help their dogs after Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery. Our pet owner Home Rehabilitation Guides are used and recommended by top veterinary orthopedic surgeons throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. This 50 page booklet is […]


Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) for Dogs

What is TPLO Surgery? What is the cost of TPLO Surgery? What are the alternatives to TPLO Surgery? What do I need to know about TPLO recovery? What are the complications of TPLO surgery? TPLO SURGERY The TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgery has become one of the most popular orthopedic surgeries performed on dogs […]


Cruciate (ACL) Surgery for Dogs

What is Dog Cruciate (ACL) Surgery? What is the cost of Dog Cruciate (ACL) Surgery? What are the alternatives to Dog Cruciate (ACL) Surgery? What you need to know about Dog Cruciate (ACL) recovery after surgery? What are the complications of Dog Cruciate (ACL) Surgery? Download TopDog’s 5 Star Rated Guide to Dog Cruciate (ACL) […]


Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Surgery for Dogs

What is Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Surgery for Dogs? What is the cost of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Surgery for Dogs? What are the alternatives to Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Surgery for Dogs? What do I need to know about Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) recovery for Dogs? What are the complications of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement […]


MPL (Medial Patellar Luxation) Guide

About the Booklet Why you should use the TopDog Home Rehabilitation Guide for your dog? A dogs patella can be the source of significant discomfort and hind leg limping. Medial Patellar luxation (MPL) is one of the most common orthopedic problems in veterinary medicine in small breed dogs. Since 2004, TopDog has been educating pet […]


THR (Total Hip Replacement) Guide

About the Booklet Why you should use the TopDog Home Rehabilitation Guide for your dog? There are several reasons why a dog may require canine hip replacement surgery. Whether it is due to hip dysplasia in dogs or a traumatic injury, total hip replacement is often the best option for your dog. It is important […]


Dog ACL Surgery (Lateral Suture)

What is Dog ACL or Dog Cruciate Surgery (Lateral Suture Technique)? What is the cost of Dog ACL or Dog Cruciate Surgery (Lateral Suture Technique)? Where do I find a Dog ACL or Dog Cruciate surgeon? What are the alternatives to Dog ACL or Dog Cruciate Surgery? Is conservative management a good option for Dog […]


How much swelling and bruising is normal?

Let’s first quickly review what bruising actually is. Bruising is a result of capillaries (ie. small blood vessels) being damaged which then leak blood into the surrounding tissue. On the other hand you can have swelling without bruising. This swelling is called edema. The degree of bruising all depends on a variety of factors. The […]


Dog ACL Tears (Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tear)

What is a dog ACL tear? Why do dogs tear their ACL? What are the signs when a dog tears their ACL? How are dog ACL tears diagnosed? What is the cranial drawer test? How are dog ACL’s treated? Can a dog ACL injury be prevented? What is the prognosis for a dog with an […]


Knees

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL) Cruciate – TTA Cruciate – ACL


Lack of Client Education: Why More Veterinarians Don’t Take a More Serious Approach to Client Education

If you know anything about me, you know that this is a topic that I am extremely passionate about. If you do not know me, then hold on to your britches because this ride is going to get a little bumpy. First, let me tell you a brief story: In my last year of veterinary […]


Home Rehab Guides

Home Rehab Guides TopDog’s Home Rehabilitation Guides for Pet Owners have helped tens of thousands of dogs recover safely and successfully after surgery. These simple to follow guides, which offer informative step-by-step instructions to recovery, are now internationally recognized as the standard in post-surgery client education. Select your dog’s surgery from the list below. *TopDog […]


Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture Repair

Extracapsular repair -Lateral Fabellar technique (Nylon Band Technique) Cranial cruciate ligament rupture is the most common orthopedic condition of dogs and affects all breeds. The lateral imprication is ideal for small dogs and shows excellent results in small breeds but is not recommended for the larger breeds. Larger breeds of dogs are recommended for Tibial […]


About Us

About Us: Founded by veterinarian, Dr. James St.Clair, in 2004 TopDog Health & Rehabilitation opened its doors as a local canine rehabilitation facility in central Connecticut.   Over the years TopDog’s mission has been to provided essential and trusted educational material to pet owners whose dogs are either undergoing orthopedic surgery such as (TPLO- tibial […]