After our 4 year old Lab had TPLO surgery, we picked him up at the surgeon’s office and all we were told was, to keep him in a small confined area for 12 weeks. Feeling horrible for my dog, I started to search the internet for rehab and ended up downloading the TopDog Rehab Guide TPLO. I read the whole guide within a few minutes and was determined to give it a try (after reading many very positive testimonials). Our dog did outstanding, he enjoyed every minute of the rehab. His 6 week x-rays showed that his bone had healed 90% already and the surgeon complemented us on how well our dog was getting around. I told him about the rehab guide and he was truly impressed. I can’t thank you TopDog guys enough for this awesome tool for the recovery after TPLO.

Thank you!

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old Lab had TPLO surgery

Hi Dr. J. and Staff,

I just wanted to send a quick note to say “thank you” all for your support and information for my dog Quincys recovery.  I found your sight by accident about 1 week prior to my dogs surgery.  I have to say that If not for you sight, I would have no idea how to help my dog recover.  I printed the TPLO recovery guide and studied it from page to page.  It now looks like an old book because I refer to it all the time to see what I should be doing.  My dog is now 8 weeks post TPLO and he is doing very well.  Due to the information on your website and the recovery guide, my vet was amazed at  how well Quincy is using his leg and how little muscle loss he has.  If not for the information and TPLO guide, I think my dog would be weeks behind in his recovery.  In addition, I ordered the Glycanaid HA and Flexerna and see a huge difference in him.  I will continue to use these supplements for him as he is 8 years old and will need them for the rest of his years.  So thank you again, and I will continue to come to your website for information as well as ordering the amazing supplements you offer.

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Jill Valentine & Quincy

Hi Dr J,

I want to thank you so much for the work that you do.  My service dog “Gracie” had TPLO surgery on September 25th.  I was so worried for her and for my abilities to care for her in the same dedicated way that she has cared for me over the years. I did not pick a surgeon that believes in supplements or home physical therapy,  I am not sure what I was thinking.  I have cooked her food and taken her to a vet who uses an integrative approach for years.  We did acupuncture, herbs and tried to work this issue naturally but it was not possible.  The irony of me finding myself with this kind of surgeon makes me laugh today many days after surgery.

My first experience with you and your organization was the recovery checklist which was helpful in just checking items off and getting prepared without being overwhelmed.  I felt grounded in knowing this was a long journey that we are on.

I love the rehabilitation guide.  It is clear and concise and I feel like I know exactly what I should be doing each day. I also appreciated the journal area as I have kept very detailed notes.  She has a tear in the other leg as well so we are likely to be doing this again.  I pray for a better surgery experience next time.  I wish we could fly out to you.

The videos are fabulous.  I feel very competent doing each new exercise with her.  I have watched the videos several times as I have built my confidence.  I still have not found those dog treats you keep talking about.

The emails are amazing.  I feel so supported by you and I do not even know you.  They come at the exact right moments when encouragement and support are most needed.  Friends and family are trying to support this but they really don’t get whats happening under it all.  They don’t understand that it’s really not ok to to have infractions at all nor that she is looking and wanting to do more than she can or should. Funny, I see my surgeon after week 8, I could call if I needed her but so far no calls, emails from her – just the final bill. LOL

Then when I thought I was completely supported, encouraged and en-powered by you – you did something else.  You sent me the supplements for shipping costs only.  That is more than any person could imagine.  I just can not tell you how much your information and support has helped me so far.  I have just begun the journey, but I know I can count on you and I have no fear about how we will make it for the next 5 months and 1 week.  We will do it one week, one page of the guide, one video at a time. This is what we needed. I can not think of a way to help you or thank you enough for your work, dedication and effort.  Gracie and I want you to know we appreciate you and your team.  If there is ever anything I can do to help please do not hesitate to let me know.  I wish there were more people like you out in the world.

Thanks and take good care,

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Nancy Missildine & Gracie

So far Molly is doing fine.  it’s been a year and 5 months since her TPLO and because I followed your rehab therapy exercises to the letter, she is now running and playing like she’s never had a torn ACL in her life!  I continue giving her GlycanAid as I am hoping her right ACL does not tear as well.

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Roz & Molly

Thanks to her surgeon and YOU DD is doing great.  She had her TPLO surgery on Feb 9 which went very well; her staples were removed on Feb 23, again uneventful and will return for follow-up x-rays on Mar 14 or 15.  We are now 3 weeks out from her surgery and she is feeling so good it is a real challenge. A little background: DD Puppers is 78 lb, female pit bull 8 years of age. I am a 74 year old woman who weighs twice as much as DD but less than half the strength:) However, DD has been the best patient since the surgery and she is still very patient with me!

Since your protocols and her surgeons are so close we are following your TPLO recovery booklet and if our success keeps compounding DD and I are going to have a very pleasant old age.  Thanks for your interest and concern.

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Carroll Towner and DD Puppers

Your information was very helpful for me and my 3 year pitbull, Haley.  She actually had TPLO on her back right leg on Feb 09, 2012.  She has had follow-up films and is healing very nicely.  She limps occasionally depending on the circumstances, but seem to overall getting better.

Thank-you kindly!

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Rebecca Mello & Haley

Dr. J,

Ryder has recovered uneventfully from his TPLO surgery in February, and we attribute much of the smooth recovery to your excellent videos and advice on recovery techniques.  Mary Ann, Ryder and I thank you for your assistance.  Swimming makes up the bulk of Ryder’s exercise, and lately he’s been making great leaps (see attached)
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John MacEvoy, Mary Ann Capria, and Ryder The Knucklehead

I found this printed material to be EXTREMELY helpful and was so grateful to have them as a resource.  My dog had TTA surgery in January and I followed the rehab plan as close to it as I could and I am happy to report that (after what seemed like a very long, trying process) Cody is 100% – happy, running and playing.  Having the step-by-step guide as so helpful :)

Thank you for publishing this and making it available to us all who have to go through the surgery with our pets!!

I also bought the joint supplements and intend on keeping him on those.

Thanks again!  I will recommend Top Dog to everyone I know.

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Tammy & Cody

Thanks –  your information has been very helpful and at end of week 1 we are doing very well — too well and that’s the problem — very active dog not used to being calm and quiet — but doing his best. your articles and information are very helpful.  Surgery was today – he had a TTA and comes home tomorrow.  They say he did well and had 25% tear in the ligament, slight arthritis and did a meniscus release… thanks for the tips – this is a very big learning process  – first time.

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Jill Lynch