Hi, just would like some advice post surgery if anyone has had a dog that has had TPLO surgery. A long story short, My Staffy started limping badly 3 years ago now, to the point he could not walk, took him to vets and was told it was probably muscle strain (staffy was only 4 at the time very active and loved chasing his ball!) they done x-rays on his hips as they thought this might be the problem but nothing showed on the x-ray. Fast forward 3 years with constant visits to the vets nearly every 3 months for "muscle strain and pills" to last week when I had had enough and took him back to the vets as he could not put his paw on the floor and was walking really funny. (we had also moved house 2 months ago so our nearest vet was the same vets but at a different practice). Straight away during examining him they said his knees felt loose and sent him for x-rays. Turns out he has quite bad arthritis in the knee he was limping on and slight arthritis in the other knee and his ligaments are frayed from constant weight bearing (his knees are a funny shape or something). The Vets have referred him for TPLO surgery, after reading up about this surgery it seems quite scary to say the least and was wondering if anyone else had a dog that has had the surgery and how long it was before their dog could walk after the operation and any other advice they could give post op? We are being referred to another vet for this surgery but are due to go on holiday in 6 weeks, so if we have the surgery before the holiday I want to make sure he will be walking by at least 3-4 weeks otherwise I will postpone the surgery until after the holiday as at the moment we are managing the arthritis and limping with short 10 min walks on lead only.