Postoperative Care
PostOp.jpg

Postoperative care

Your doctor will recommend some of the following after
your dog’s surgery:
 
  • Antibiotics
  • Pain medicine
  • Restricted activity (no jumping, walking up stairs, etc.)
  • Rehabilitation
  • X-rays a few weeks after surgery

What to expect after surgery
 
  • Mild swelling
  • Minor bruising
  • Clear discharge

When to call your doctor
 
  • Swelling that lasts more than a few days, and that increases
    rather than decreases
  • A large amount of discharge, or discharge that is discolored
  • Excessive discomfort


The following PDF can be used to keep track of the medicine
your surgeon prescribes

Technical contributions from Dr. Michael Kowaleski 
Comment on this page

This site is published by DePuy Synthes Trauma, a division of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., which is solely responsible for its contents. It is intended for use by residents of the United States.