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...]

Diagnosing a Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Injury

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The stifle (knee) joint in dogs, is very similar to the knee joint in humans, in that there are ligaments that run through the joint providing stability, and just like in humans, there can be many varying degrees of injuries in the stifle joint which makes it very important to have it properly diagnosed prior to rushing into surgery or treatment. The injury could be … [Read more...]

Save Money by Ordering Pet Medications Online for a Dog Knee Injury

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One of the most difficult things we faced with our dogs knee injury was that cost. Obviously, the cost of surgery was a huge burden, especially due to the fact that it came at a time that was unexpected, as most torn CCL's and other knee injuries do. After the initial cost of surgery, we thorugh we were in the clear, but we hadn't even taken into account the cost of medications … [Read more...]

Dog Knee Surgery Costs – Cost of Repairing a Torn Dog Knee Ligament

My Dog Can Fly

As a pet owner, one of the worst things that you could ever imagine happening is having your dog become injured to the point where it is painful for him/her to walk. When our dog tore her CCL (comparable to an ACL in humans) she couldn't put any pressure at all on her leg. It was terrible to see, especially considering the fact that she was always such an active dog prior to … [Read more...]

Diagnosing a Torn/Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament in Dogs

Diagnosing a Torn/Ruptured CCL

When our dog tore her CCL, she imediately came up lame and was unable to put any weight or pressure on her right hind leg. She had minor hip problems previously, so at first we thought that she just overdid it while playing at the beach, so we took her home, gave her some MetaCam and let her rest overnight. When nothing had changed the next day (Sunday), we decided to take her … [Read more...]