ACL Surgery for Pup

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
600 posts
Busy bee

My dog had this surgery when he was 3, he’s 11 now. He recovered pretty well (he still has a slight limp). The vet gave me a list of stretches to do with him several times a day to help the muscles. I also took him to a playground when he was able to exercise so he could go up the slide and stuff. 

Post # 18
9588 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

futuremrssquiggs :  thanks.  I know it sounds like it was a saga, and it was definitely tiring.. but all I’m saying is that even if it doesn’t work out in the short run, it worked out in the end!  Plus, while it was lost in there–her first leg healed super easily! ^_^’

Post # 19
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Our dog has had 3 ACL surgeries. He’s a pit mix. The first was before I met him (he’s my husband’s dog). He had the band procedure and healed well. When his other knee went we did the band procedure again. He slipped on some ice during recovery and it came undone so he needed another surgery. It was so sad. So we did the TPLO then. It’s more expensive but TPLO is the best procedure. We kept him in a crate for 6 weeks except to go to the bathroom. He got so many treats (and gained some weight…) because we felt so bad for him. But you’d never know he had issues, he still runs around and acts like a jerky puppy and he’s almost 11. He was 9 when he had the last surgery. The steps definitely suck, carrying them is the only option. Once it’s done make sure the dog is a healthy weight because too much weight in the joints will cause them more residual pain. Good luck!

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