Should My Dog Use Adequan For a Cruciate Ligament Injury?

dog with injured cruciate ligament

If your dog has experienced either a minor tear or a complete rupture of its ACL, you may be looking for a variety of treatment options. Surgery may be the most appropriate course of action, and even if surgery occurs, it may be well worth considering Adequan in your treatment plan. Although not originally intended…

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Prevention Protocol To Keep Your Dog’s CCL Protected: Obesity, Early Neutering, and Personal Fitness

The number one leading cause of injury for canines is a torn ACL in their hind legs. This can lead to ongoing and painful problems for your dog if left untreated. While there are many treatment options ranging from a variety of surgeries, as well as non surgical solutions,ultimately  prevention is the best protocol. So,…

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First Aid For Torn ACL In Dogs: What Can You Do In The First 24 Hours After Your Dog Has Torn Or Partially Torn Their ACL?

The first twenty-four hours after your dog tears their ACL are critical for long term recovery. So, what can you as a dog owner do the first few moments, hours following a hind knee injury in your dog? A torn ACL in a dog is by far the most common orthopedic injury in dogs, and…

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Does A Dog’s Size Impact Surgery Success For Cruciate Ligament Repair?

The size of the dog who has injured their ACL is relevant in both the success of the surgery and overall recovery.  When it comes to tearing cranial cruciate ligament, smaller dogs are at an absolute advantage over their larger counterparts in all areas.  Studies suggest that not only is surgery more successful in smaller…

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How Successful Is Dog Knee Surgery

Dog knee surgery is both a financial investment as well as a time and energy commitment. With so much on the line for both dog and owner the hope is that surgery is successful. Statistically, the odds are in favor of those who commit to dog knee surgery with a reported success rate of 85%-95%…

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Walking A Dog After Knee Surgery: A Step By Step Guide

The recovery process after dog knee surgery will often determine how successful the surgery is. This means that the owner takes an active role to ensure that all portions of postoperative protocol are followed to ensure the highest success rate.  Walking a dog after surgery will involve slow incremental changes to frequency, duration, and challenge….

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Tedy’s Story: Conservative Management

My 12-year-old (best estimate of his age) Bordie-Collie mix (and breed) injured his CCL on 5/11/21. He is about 50 lbs. I adopted him from the Humane Society 8 years ago. We were able to get in to see the vet within a few hours of his injury and a CCL tear was diagnosed based…

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Dog Knee Sprains vs. ACL Tear – How to Tell

Knees in both humans and dogs are complex, ultimately it does require a professional veterinarian to diagnose the extent of your dog’s knee injury. However there are some signs and symptoms to be aware of so that you, the owner can get a general sense of what may be going on with your dog’s injured…

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