Long Term ACL Tearing In Dogs: Catch The Injury Early For Best Results

When that ‘pop’ sound of a sudden CCL tear in a dog’s knee happens, it is pretty obvious to the owner that an injury has occurred. But what happens when a dog’s knee ligaments experience a slow decline into lameness? For most dogs who suffer from an ACL tear, it is actually more of a…

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Dog Knee Injuries And The Cold Winter Months: How To Protect Your Dog’s Knees In Icy Conditions

The cold winter months can present an increase in dog knee injuries in northern climates with slippery icy conditions. Whether your dog has recovered from dog knee surgery or if you are looking to prevent a tear in your dog’s ACL, then there are a few things to consider during the iciest times of year. …

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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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Do Dog Braces Work For CCL Tears?

The most common joint injury in dogs is partial or complete tear of the stifle (aka the hind knee). So common is this injury, that the National Institute of Health has produced an increasing number of peer reviewed journals on the matter that explore a wide variety of topics from which surgery choices are most…

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Dog Knee Surgery Success Rates: TPLO, Tightrope, TTA, and Traditional Extracapsular Repair Surgery

Before investing in knee surgery for your dog, it would be wise to look at the statistical information surrounding the success rates of each specific type of surgery. Hind knee tears in dogs is the leading cause of lameness and pain for domesticated canines, and according to NIH, there is no absolute gold standard to…

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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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Things To Consider Before Dog ACL Surgery

Considering an operation on your dog’s knee? There are several important factors to consider before diving into a major undertaking that will affect not only your dog’s health but your entire lifestyle as well. This article has outlined the top ten most important considerations before ACL surgery for your dog. Here are the top ten…

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Treatment Options for a Partial ACL Tear

Most pet owners have a strong emotional bond to their animal, and it may surprise them that dog knee surgeries account for over 1.3 billion dollars a year in the US alone. So with such a strong fiscal record, is surgery always necessary for partial ACL tears in dogs? The advice surrounding the best treatment…

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