A-Trac Dynamic Brace Experience – Mookie

All I can say is I should had seen the red flag when they said ‘No Returns or Money Back’! The A-Trac Dynamic Brace did more harm then good. Our Black Lab was in so much more pain and stressed with the brace on. When our dog would sit or lie down the brace would…

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American Bulldog with 2 TPLOs on the Same Leg – Lucy

Lucy was diagnosed with a Cruciate tear, in both knees. One, more painful than the other. So, I contacted a local vet who had an Ortho vet that comes in and does the surgery….all sounded perfect as we both work and this would be a local office instead of having to travel. (Costs $3400.00) So,…

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Conservative Management and Young Dogs – Athena’s Story

My husband and I have three four-legged kids. Are, a 3 yr old 60 lb Pitbull; Stevie, a 1.5 yr old 12 lb Mini-schnauzer; and Athena, an approx 8 month old 72 lb Mastive-mix. This is Athena’s story… Every day I come home for lunch (I am lucky to work close to home) and let…

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Success Using Both CM & Traditional Surgery – Buck’s Knees

I adopted my dog, Buck, as a young adult in July, 2009. He was separated from his brother at adoption and we soon found out he suffered serious separation anxiety. He was approximately one year old. In May, 2011, we were at a dog park and he was running full speed and collided hip to…

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Dog Knee Braces for Large Dogs – Pookie

Pookie is an 11 year old, 98 pound dog. He tore his Cruciate ligament in his left knee. The vet said right away he needed surgery and only surgery. Since he is 11 years old I did not feel that was a great option. We came home and did some research on different braces. I…

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Conservative Management for a Dog with Pre-Existing Conditions – Sadie

Sadie is my daytime companion. My husband is Sadie’s favorite person at night when he gets home. Two weeks ago today we took Sadie to see the vet. Our dog was limping she somehow bad hurt herself Friday while turning around in the house. Sadie has some pre-existing conditions epilepsy and hypothyroidism. So the vet…

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Conservative Management for Small, Older Dogs – Kismet

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…

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Conservative Management for Large Dogs – Cici

Back in late January 2012, Cici was hopping and limping for a couple of weeks. I noticed a bump on her knee so I took her to a vet specialist since this was the leg that she had had three surgeries on a few years ago. I was hoping it was nothing. Instead, the vet…

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Adequan for Cruciate Ligament Tears – Stevie Girl

My precious little rescue beagle, Stevie Girl, came to us when she was approximately one year old. We were lucky enough to have received her via the local animal shelter. The shelter did not have any facts regarding her previous life prior to arriving to the shelter; they did not even know her former name….

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