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05-27-2015 03:21 PM
linvillegorge He's definitely moving around better today. Yesterday, he didn't want to move at all and spent 95% of the day on his bed. Today, he's much more willing to move about and is putting some weight on the leg. He's gone from completely lame in that leg unwilling to put any weight on it to moving around with a heavy limp in that leg.

Hopefully he'll continue to improve. We'll just take it easy and limit his activity and see how it goes.
05-27-2015 03:17 PM
Noreaster Good. Happy for you and your pup. Watch out for pano too, sometimes it comes on suddenly like an injury.
05-27-2015 02:43 PM
boarderaholic Oh goodness, your puppy is so cute!!!
05-27-2015 01:16 PM
linvillegorge
05-27-2015 01:15 PM
linvillegorge Whew. Took him to the vet yesterday and all of his joints are sound. No significant damage. All the x-rays came back clean too. She thinks he likely pinched a nerve. Put him on meloxicam for 10 days and she said that he should be significantly better by then. If not, he'll need an MRI to take a closer look to find out what's going on. But, as of right now, she's not too worried about it and thinks it'll clear up on it's own.
05-26-2015 01:23 AM
Noreaster So (unfortunately) you know what you're in for. However, the injury is certainly unusual in a dog this young, make sure your surgeon have an experience doing this operation on pups. I would also ask the orthopedist to check the structural integrity of the knee joint, if a pup tears CCL there's almost always an underlying cause to it, like a high grade patellar luxation. I'd also ask if your pup is a good candidate for TTA (that is if the surgery is needed at all). Water therapy can be done at any age. Your greatest challenge will be restricting his activity I think.
05-26-2015 01:05 AM
ridinbend
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Yeah, my last guy tore his too. But, he tore it when he was about 6 years old. We did the TPLO surgery for him and did a lot of swimming therapy for his recovery, but I don't even know if that's an option for a still growing puppy.

I mean, it's torn. I know it is. It's just a question of now figuring out what we're gonna do.
Hey man, I just finished rehabbing my 3yr old lab from a ccl year. I think dogs are more prone to tearing that than the acl, but anyways. Stay positive, it sucks for sure but it's not a complex fix and they rebound quick. Surgery was $1400 and then keeping em mellow for 2-3 months. Vibes brotha, your pooch will rebound quick, just sucks balls.
05-26-2015 12:51 AM
linvillegorge Yeah, my last guy tore his too. But, he tore it when he was about 6 years old. We did the TPLO surgery for him and did a lot of swimming therapy for his recovery, but I don't even know if that's an option for a still growing puppy.

I mean, it's torn. I know it is. It's just a question of now figuring out what we're gonna do.
05-26-2015 12:38 AM
Noreaster
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Pup was doing great up until today. Just turned 5 months old this past Friday and I'm 99.9% certain he tore his ACL this afternoon. Taking him to the vet tomorrow, but basically just to confirm before off to the orthopedic surgeon. Son of a fucking bitch.
If his diagnosis is confirmed and you select to go ahead with surgery and will want to know about physical therapy exercises I can share my experiences. I used to train SAR dogs and have worked with rescue organizations for ages, seen plenty of orthopedic injuries.
05-26-2015 12:21 AM
linvillegorge Pup was doing great up until today. Just turned 5 months old this past Friday and I'm 99.9% certain he tore his ACL this afternoon. Taking him to the vet tomorrow, but basically just to confirm before off to the orthopedic surgeon. Son of a fucking bitch.
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