Winnie the rescue dog is still bored, and follow-ups are in progress with her veterinarian.
Just checked in to have her staples removed and the veterinarian requested a "culture test".
They are now checking her fluid buildup on her knee and verifying if there is not an infection. Bring her back in a week and prescribed two more medications including anti-inflammation and a drug to keep her calm.
It's difficult to keep her calm, the weather outside is cold, but she keeps wanting to go out in below zero cold to eat snow.
It's a snow cone out there for dogs. She likes it and her energy is going up.
I am not a veterinarian, but after a dog undergoes knee surgery, the veterinarian may recommend various tests and assessments to monitor the recovery process. Common post-surgery evaluations may include:
Physical Examination: Regular physical examinations to assess the surgical site, overall health, and mobility.
X-rays: Follow-up X-rays may be taken to check the healing progress, alignment, and placement of any implants or surgical devices.
Pain Assessment: Monitoring pain levels to ensure the dog is comfortable. Pain management may involve medication as prescribed by the veterinarian.
Range of Motion Tests: Evaluating the range of motion in the affected leg to ensure it's improving over time.
Weight Management: Monitoring and managing the dog's weight is crucial for joint health, especially after orthopedic surgery.
Rehabilitation Exercises: Recommending specific exercises to aid in the rehabilitation process and improve strength and flexibility.
Follow-up Appointments: Regular check-ups with the veterinarian to assess progress, address any concerns, and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
It's important to follow the veterinarian's instructions closely and attend scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure a smooth recovery for your dog. If you have specific questions about your dog's post-surgery care, it's best to consult with your veterinarian for personalized advice.