All orthopedic patients will have a discharge appointment with a vet prior to going home.
Depending on the patients recovery and the surgery itself, some orthopedic patients will stay overnight. In this context, a discharge appointment the following day is made.
Recovery from general anesthesia can take 24 hours or more. For 24 hours your pet will be slightly drowsy and should be kept in a warm, drought free environment. They may or may not eat on the first night after surgery. Water should be kept in an easy to reach location at all times.