D'Elle Posted October 19, 2017 Report Share Posted October 19, 2017 OK, first this is not about a border collie. It is about my small terrier mix, Digger. I love this little dog tremendously, and have no where else to ask about this, so thought I would ask your indulgence on the fact that he is not a border collie. Last Thursday we were running Freestyle moves and he did a little jump over a plastic stick, something he's done dozens or hundreds of times. He's a natural jumper, and this was only 18" high - a snap for him, but somehow he landed wrong, yelped, and stopped putting any weight on one hind leg. My vet said that he has a knee injury; thinks most likely has popped a ligament in the knee, and I can feel when she showed me how, that the knee is not right. He is now on Rimadyl for pain and to keep any internal inflammation down. I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon she recommended for next week, soonest we could get. If he needs surgery I will do it, although it scares me as all surgery for one of my animals does, and I feel very badly for him. My request : if you have had a dog with this kind of injury, can you give me any info? Like: did it require surgery? If so, how extensive? What was the recovery time after surgery? Did it recover without surgery? Can it? Did you do any physical therapy/massage/ other things at home that helped with recovery? Any other info would be appreciated. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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