My 17 year old Peke Kismet tore her CCL 3 weeks ago now. She’s never stopped putting weight on it. In fact she’s never shown any signs of pain whatsoever.
When it initially happened I thought she had something in her paw which was causing her to limp. The Orthopedic specialist said he didn’t want to do the surgery due to her age, but her blood work just came back, and according to her regular vet, she’s as healthy as a 1 year old. Now I’m being pressured to have the surgery but honestly I just can’t afford it at this time. Plus I’m still concerned about putting Kismet through that at her age.
I guess I’m looking for any advice on CM. My vet practices holistic and conventional medicine. Right now we are wrapping up two weeks of Metacam and she’s taking collagen supplements. We are also doing laser therapy on her. I’m keeping her confined to a small area as well. Tomorrow I’m picking up some glucosomine/chondrotin/msm. What else am I missing? I feel so horrible. Kismet is also blind and deaf. Her walks mean EVERYTHING to her with that super nose of hers. I need to get her back up and walking. Any advice would be so greatly appreciated.