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Reinjury After TPLO Surgery

Can a dog tear the same ACL twice?  After your dog has TPLO surgery, the last thing you want your furry friend to deal with is another injury. TPLO surgery is a fairly common repair that makes the dog’s leg function again without the ligament.  Although the odds of retearing the same ACL are low […]

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Dog ACL Surgery Near Me

Helpful Tips To Help You Find The Right Veterinary Knee Surgeon For You and Your Dog Has the time come for your dog to have knee surgery? If so it will be important to find the right surgeon for both you and your dog. There are several factors to consider as you research the ideal […]

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How Long After TPLO Surgery Can A Dog Walk

After TPLO surgery, your dog will require approximately eight weeks of recovery time and plenty of rest. Your dog’s TPLO recovery time and progress will be affected by many factors, including his or her size, age, previous fitness level and breed.   After eight weeks, your dog should be able to resume their typical daily routine […]

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7-Year-Old Dorie – Lateral Suture (Tightrope)

Dorie’s ACL injury journey started in November 2019 as I was rushing to get ready for work on a Friday morning. I had just let her outside to use the bathroom and she made her normal rounds of barking at the deer and letting the neighbors know she was up. When she was coming back […]

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Saul – Bilateral TPLO

Saul is a Johnson American Bulldog. He is a big-boned breed he’s 17 months. and 80 lbs. He could not do things I thought he should be able to. He often wined for no reason. Often he would limp. I thought his hips looked narrow for his chest. I brought him to the vet and […]

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Modified Maguet Procedure (MMP Surgery) for Dogs

What is MMP Surgery for dogs? We all want our dogs to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives. And sometimes that means your dog may tear his CCL after chasing a squirrel and require MMP surgery. The Modified Maguet Procedure is a minimally invasive procedure used to repair a ruptured or torn cranial cruciate ligament […]

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Dog Crying After ACL Surgery

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Mateo – TPLO Surgery

Mateo tore his CCL, right leg, last March 2019. While he was favoring that leg he tore his left leg. The doctor wanted to schedule surgery. I was concerned about his growth plates not being closed. He agreed, and we waited. I was surprised that this was not brought up by him. While we were […]

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Marley – Double TPLO Surgery *Update*

I wrote an article here a few months ago on conservative treatment on my two year old chocolate Labrador, Marley, with crucial ligament damage in both back knees. I had been using the holistic approach plus rest , plus weight reduction since October 2018. He weighed 45kilos and I finally got his weight down to […]

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Dixie – Double Lateral Suture Stabilization

Dixie is an APBT and weighs 38 lbs. Perfectly proportioned, active and exercised regularly. Yes, she runs, plays, cuts, and turns, chases rats (she is a terrier) and other moving vermin and pulls on rope toys with her “sisters”. One morning, during play, we heard the back ligament snap. No pain, but she is a […]

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