Thursday, September 25, 2008

What is it with my dogs????

We've got ourselves another gimp.

Poor Claire. She's been crying off and on since the weekend. Starting limping on Tuesday. Got her into the vet today - partially torn ACL. She's on some anti-inflamatory meds for the next week or so. Best case scenario is that she will take it easy and the ligament will heal on it's own. But I think that is unlikely. So the next step would be to find out if she is a good candidate for surgery. The other kicker is that her OTHER hind leg is getting inflamed because of the additional stress/weight it is bearing! So that one could tear too...

Poor Claire. I know it hurts. =(

3 comments:

Denise said...

Oh, no! Surgery on the dog! Poor thing and poor you. :(

Dana said...

Maggie had that too! We had to keep her on a leash so she wouldn't jump or run, thank God it was during the winter, so she wasn't as tempted. They said it healed, but she still has problems if she's overactive. Good Luck! Maggie and Earnie send her kisses!

Wendy said...

Join the family, Sigmund (one of our dogs) had that as well. Within 1 year we had to have surgery on both of his knees. Not much fun.

Hopefully it will heal by itself.