INU Posted October 27, 2008 Report Share Posted October 27, 2008 Jazzy did something to her back leg and she favored it for half day or so. It went away so we resumed working the following week. She was fine. But when she went back to daycare, the limping returned, only for an hour or so. I checked her throughly but didn't notice anything unusual. I didn't want her to get sore from the daycare so I haven't taken her back to daycare since. I played with her for two minutes yesterday and the limping came back. She'd put weight on it but favors a little. I took her to the vet this afternoon. She was too stiff to be examined so I'm taking her back tomorrow morning. They'll sedate her just a little so she'll be more relaxed. In the mean time, she'll be on full bed rest for 2 weeks minimum and be put on anti-inflamatory med. The vet also suggested x-raying but I'm going to wait on that until 2 weeks later. I did my research and talked to another vet. My guess is that she has a partial tear on her CCL based on the symptoms. If it was a complete tear then she wouldn't put weight on it. On one of the studies I found, it says once a dog has a tear in a ligament, it would never heal. It always end up in a complete tear... and that medication and rest will not heal it. What does this mean??? Does she need to retire sooner? I feel so terrible for not taking her to the vet when she hurt it the very first time. I didn't think it was as serious as it diminished quickly. When I talked to the other vet earlier, she said that sometimes it's better if it's a complete tear so that it can be 'fixed' surgically. If it's partial, it's harder to diagnose and 'fix'. I know there are some of you who went through similar things. Can you please share your experience? I tried to search CCL and ACL but it won't let me search a word with less than 3 letters. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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