Surgical Procedure for a Ruptured CCL in Doberman Pinschers

Fiel in Recovery

The following story comes from Jan in the United Kingdom. Though most of our readers are from the United States, I thought that it’d be great to offer information for those readers who are overseas and Jan agreed to share her story about her Doberman named Fiel. I hope that all of you all find Jan’s story helpful (this will be released in 3 parts). You can read Part I here … [Read more...]

Diagnosing a Ruptured Cruciate Ligament in a Doberman Pinscher

Fiel - Doberman Pinscher who went through Tightrope Surgery

The following story comes from Jan in the United Kingdom. Though most of our readers are from the United States, I thought that it'd be great to offer information for those readers who are overseas and Jan agreed to share her story about her Doberman named Fiel. I hope that all of you all find Jan's story helpful (this will be released in 3 parts). Jan's Doberman Pinscher CCL … [Read more...]

Dealing With Arthritis After Knee Surgery

Those of us who have suffered knee injuries ourselves probably know that one of the downfalls of knee reconstruction can oftentimes be arthritis. The cause of this arthritis is due to the fact that when reconstructing the torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), the surgeon must also cut away torn meniscal tissue. This torn meniscal tissue … [Read more...]

The Best Supplements for Dogs with Knee & Hip Problems

Dog Diet Supplements

Treating dogs that have knee and hip problems can be very costly. Prescription medications aren't always available for our pets due to cost, trouble getting a prescription written by a vet, and many times we don't even know that particular prescription medications are available unless our veterinarian specifically recommends them. As humans, we use supplements all the time to … [Read more...]

CCL Knee Surgery Recovery – Keeping an Active Dog Inactive

This is one of the questions that I receive the most - "I have a very active dog, how do I keep him/her inactive during the recovery process". To be honest, there is not a simple answer. Active dogs are like active people, they get stir crazy when they're confined to a space for a prolonged period of time. I'm one of those types of people, so I can definitely relate and totally … [Read more...]