We found the TopDog Rehab guide for TPLO surgery on the same day that our 5 year old Golden Retriever, Angus, had his first TPLO surgery. Thank goodness we did. Without the TopDog guide, we would have been at a considerable disadvantage in terms of helping Angus to heal and regain mobility and strength. Our orthopedic veterinarian provided about three typed pages of confusing notes. They explained the immediate post-op care for the first three days and what to watch for in terms of abnormal reaction to the surgery. They also contained general instructions to show up for an x-ray in eight weeks and then
to start movement … and not much else.
The TopDog guide, on the other hand, provides step-by-step information for the first few days and then for every week during the process. It also contains photos and you can view related videos on the TopDog website. I firmly believe both the dog and the owners are helped by these guides.
Angus needed TPLO on his other leg four months after the first surgery (this was not a surprise. We knew at the start he would need both done). When the second surgery was completed I needed to download and print a new copy of the TPLO guide. Why? The first one was so well-worn and dog-eared that it was falling apart. That’s how much use it got. And after 8-10 weeks, the second guide was in the same condition.
I recommend the TopDog TPLO rehab guide without hesitation. It helped our beloved dog heal more quickly and become stronger faster. And it helped my husband and me get through a very stressful experience with more confidence and assurance than we would have with just the information provided by our vet. The TopDog guide was free. I would have gladly paid for it … twice.