Emma Lynn is my is a 4.5 year old Pit. She is about 45 pounds and very active. A year ago last Christmas she stopped using her right rear leg. We took her to the vet where she was sedated and tested positive for the drawer sign. (A positive drawer sign test is an indication of a torn CCL or canine/cranial cruciate ligament. Click here – Drawer Sign Test – for more information on how a veterinarian can determine whether your dog has a torn knee ligament.)
I read all I could find and decided to try to limit her activity for 8 wks. No stairs, beds, couches and no running around.
I am happy to say she recovered great and no one would guess she ever had the CCL injury!