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Conservative Management Instead of TPLO – Hudson

[ad#medsquareright250] Hudson, a Lab mix, came into my life in April 2002 as a rescue from a local shelter. He was discovered abandoned at a car wash and he has never been alone again. Hudson is just a dude who loves his Daddy and Mommy and we adore him. I would sell all my possessions […]

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A-Trac Brace Experience – China

[ad#buttonleft125] I just wanted to add China’s story…she’s another APBT with bad knees. Three years ago she injured her left ACL and I didn’t have the funds or heart to deal with surgery. I opted for the A-trac brace and had great success. She never chewed it or complained about it…there were a few times […]

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A-Trac Dog ACL Brace and Conservative Management – Bayou

I used the ATrac canine stifle brace on my 8 yr old husky mix and it worked great! The initial fitting was a bit challenging, but after that the brace was easily put on and taken off. He adapted to the knee brace immediately. My only recommendation would be to shave your dog, especially in […]

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Yemma

Conservative Management Success – Emma

I have a small (42 lbs) APBT (American Pit Bull Terrier) female named Emma. 2 years ago, as of this Christmas, she just stopped using one of her rear legs. As soon as we got back into town I took her to my Vet. She was put under and it was found that she had […]

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Conservative Management for Puppies – Hazel

CCL Knee Ligament Injuries in Puppies? One of our readers brings up a good question: Is it possible for a very young dog to have a complete CCL tear and knee ligament damage? Hazel’s Story Our Hazel is a 4 1/2 month old, 45 pound, large breed mutt. We suspect Sheppard, Rotti, Lab… She was […]

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Deuce and Misha

Conservative Management for a Torn Meniscus, Deuce

In September 2010 our dog, Deuce, blew out his knee. We went to the vet and he’s been diagnosed with a torn meniscus. We are going to try the CM method of healing in hopes the scar tissue fills in the spot where it’s torn. Our family can not presently consider surgery because of the […]

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Conservative Management for CCL

Our Conservative Management Plan

I created this website to be all about the experience.  The experiences we go through as owners of dogs with knee ligament injuries, and the experiences our dogs go through as a result of tearing their CCL.  As a result of my experience I have been through both a Traditional Repair surgery and successful round […]

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Bilateral ACL Injury – Jasmine

Jasmine’s Bilateral ACL Injury By Jana Rade When Jasmine started limping in the summer of 2008 we didn’t think too much of it. It wasn’t the first time it happened and it wasn’t the worst either. Jasmine had injured her hind legs three times before and, each time, after an exam and x-rays, we were […]

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