My name is Karin from N.Y. I have a 6-year-old puggle Razin with two ruptured ACLs! She likes to chase rabbits in my backyard. I was devastated to find out she was injured so badly. I am very hesitant to make the appointment for bilateral surgery. She started to walk again without a limp shortly after she tore the ligament in the other leg. It is going on two weeks now…I carry her everywhere and try to keep her stable. She has been on medication for the inflammation and pain. Shortly after she hurt her second knee I noticed that she wasn’t as depressed as she was when the initial injury occurred. She isn’t lethargic and has almost all of her energy back. I am so happy that I didn’t rush into surgery like I have been told to do. There’s a good chance that she will do very well without it. It is not being ruled out, just on hold forever, hopefully!
I knew it would be best to get braces for her to wear a few hours a day. Especially when she is in the backyard to keep her from going wild and chasing everything that she saw. So, I started to search for braces. I did A LOT of homework. I decided to take a chance and order from a company I found online. The braces come in 3 sizes, looked sturdy, and came with a splint that was removable. I went with my gut feeling and ordered the size small. I received them in a few days and I couldn’t be HAPPIER!
They fit my dog perfectly and she is an awkward dog to fit anything onto. She walks well in them. She squatted to go to the bathroom in them. They were at my house when I came home from work yesterday so I haven’t had much time to take her anywhere with them on. But, I had them on for a lot longer than I had planned. She was all spread out and relaxed after we went outside the she fell asleep while wearing them! This is not how my dog behaves when you put something on her! Obviously, I took them off before I went to sleep. I made the best decision. And now I want to give back, so I am going to try to get my positive feedback out there for people in need of it!