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...]

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...]

Canine Knee Surgery on Both Knees at the Same Time

When your dog tears its cranial cruciate ligament, that is bad news in itself, but what do you do when your dog ruptures both CCLs at the same time? How do you care for the dog? How do you decide what type of surgery to treat it? How do you afford it? Do you have the surgical procedure on both legs at the same time, or do you do one knee, let it recover, then do the other knee? … [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...]