Knee surgery in dogs

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Avatar m tn Ibuprofen and acetopminophen will kill dogs and cats. Acetisalicylic aciid (regular plain aspirin) IS safe for dogs in the correct dose. Check with your vet to see what the appropriate dose would be for your dog based on his breed, age and general condition.
4966610 tn?1362054308 I have a toy/mini poodle named Shadow who is over 12 years old. He weighs 12.5 lbs. He has several serious medical issues including a luxating patella (trick knee) on his right rear leg. Because of his age, and his medical condition, I don't want to chance surgery to repair this as there is more of a risk of fatality from surgery and or anesthesia as he gets older. Unless there is some dire need for surgery, I am looking for a non surgical solution for this problem.
Avatar m tn I had the same experience with my English Mastiff (although it was knee surgery and not back surgery). We had to keep her tied to the end of our bed-post to limit her range of motion. All she could do was sit up and lay back down. And this was for 8 weeks, mind you. Not fun for us to watch her go through. Not fun for our other 5 dogs not having their pack-leader (Alpha) around. Not fun for her to have to go through it.
Avatar f tn My 12 year old lab/mix had surgery a week ago to repair the severed cruciate ligament in her rear knee. She has not put any weight on the affected leg, and her toes curl ander and drag when she hobbles around on 3 legs. Should she be further along in recovery? I am concerned that the surgery will not be successful. Is this indicative of nerve damage? Is there any thing I can do to help improve outcomes?
Avatar f tn I had my total knee replacement surgery August 30, 2012 and thought that I would be as good as new, hahahahaha!!! I have been in such severe pain that at times it is so unbearable I want to scream! I have severe aching pain with many sharp and stabbing pains throughout the day and night that wake me up in tears also. I thought that I would have way better range of motion, not! When I straighten my leg it locks on me just like it did before the surgery, why?
Avatar f tn I had meniscus surgery in 2007, last Thursday my aunts dogs got out and I had to run about a block from her house trying to get them. I was find that day, later that night I started developing sharp,dull pain in the back of my knee. I would walk and my knee would give out on me. 4 days later when taking the steps I have to take one by one if I put any pressure or weight on my knee I am in a lot of pain and it feels like it will give out on me.
Avatar n tn Our dogs love UBAvet and maybe are used to it. The glucosamine is liquid and it helped, especially the Akita. Other ingredients might have made your dog sick and they NEVER explain what the side-effects of all the incredients can be. Medicam can be difficult on the stomach so dogs have to eat before they take it. There are dog foods available that are easy to digest and you probably know that homemade chicken and rice are digestable easily for dogs. We've used it on ours.
Avatar m tn Shortly after she started limping and under went tplo surgery on her hind knee and than on the other knee. This was the result of a tear in her acl. I was told this is a common problem in dog that are very active. I recomend that you take your dog to have checked right away. It may be nothing but its better to be safe than sorry. This happened to my dog at a very young age.
1832268 tn?1326816010 Thanks Mark... I am not sure of the cost yet...and I didn't even ask, because I do not want that to be a deciding factor for me. I am sure it will be very expensive...but I will cross that bridge when and if I get there. I do have a credit card that I pay off every month...and I have never been one to live outside of my means. So If I had too, I could use that card, and make payments.
Avatar n tn My 4 year old lab had anterior cruciate surgery on her right knee in Dec. 2007 and on her left knee in Feb. 2008. Her vet said she is recovering well but she still has a hard time getting into a sit position. Is this normal for this time frame. what are the best exercises for her. I take her walking and swimming but the next day she can hardly walk. I also give her glucosomine.
Avatar n tn s not so much that eating a few bowls of cat food will kill him, but given a kitty diet only over time will result in malnutrition issues. Dogs who are in a lot of pain will also go off their feed. Your dog's injury sounds like a really painful one, so this issue won't go away until the pain is treated. Most dogs who become picky eaters are just bored and unsocialized.
724368 tn?1230914361 What you described playing and then just yelping and its not getting any better seems to me like she tore a ligament in her knee (stifle). This stifle surgery is expensive so I would have your vet examine her - because of her size it won't just get better - if she was ten lbs and you could carry her around 24/7 that might have been an option but if its her stifle then surgery is the anwser. I had a boxer that tore both and have worked in a clinic and we see them all the time.
Avatar m tn what would be her ankle and knee at first she was just favoring it a little over the last week it has gotten to where she cant put weight on it. She wont stay still and is in pain but wants to play..she is in a lot of pain The vet assistant told me surgery would be over $1000 ...
Avatar f tn 1. If there is an obvious clicking noise in the knee, or your dog occasionally collapses on the affected hind leg, than is it highly probable that there is a meniscus tear. Your vet probably palpated (palpation = diagnostic touch) the knee and was able to feel crepitus (crackling) and clicking. 2. Maybe it was only a partial tear and not a complete tear. These can on occasion get better. Osteophyte formation can also stabilize the knee a bit. 3.
Avatar f tn ( but i have a lot of pain in my knee, and my hip today. I sometimes get this pain that radiates from my ankles, up to my knee and right now i just feel it in my knee, its a very uncomfortable feeling.
Avatar f tn You need to make an appointment with your vet to have him examined for hip dysplasia and/or a luxating patella. People are sometimes under the misapprehension that only large dogs like German Shepherds get hip dysplasia, while in reality it is possible for ANY breed to have it, no matter how big or small. Small and toy breeds, however, are also prone to something called a luxating patella, the patella being the knee. Its human equivalent would be called a "trick knee".
Avatar n tn A reaction to the metal in his right leg required the implant to be removed. The implant in his left knee was NOT removed.... and osteosarcoma formed at the site of the implant. Has anyone else experienced this terrible cancer from having this procedure? Amputation and thousands of dollars later could not save his life....such a tragic loss.
Avatar m tn right knee replaced in may...left knee acl reconstruction...i had 90 days of clean time before surgery...and i felt so so good...i am off all the meds again and unfortunately detoxing 5 days without pain meds. but i know the process now. if i can help. ask me anything..anything...
8412758 tn?1398013501 s views on ACL/CCL tears in SMALL dogs.....The new line of thinking is that they DO NOT need repaired, but can heal just as well on their own..... Now, if this is could be a Patellar Luxation, then it would require surgery... I have done both surgery &/or no surgery on torn ACLs/CCLs.....They seem to heal fine either way......Mine (All cases) were restricted from doing more damage for 4 weeks....In our case a knee brace was not used, but I think a sturdy wrap is helpful.....
765802 tn?1263300851 Thank you for that information it has help us a great deal understanding how long we'll have to keep our male dogs away from our daughters female dogs. What a chore!!!!
Avatar f tn I'm over being pregnant. My partner had knee surgery 2weeks ago and I have to do everything cook clean look after him and our daughter. I love them to bits but with not sleeping properly having an extra big baby and possibility of needing a c section for medical reasons (they calculated bub at 7pound last scan at 35weeks) I'm stressed and need rest but can't. Anyone else at the end and taking on a lot??