Dog ACL Injury: Heal Without Surgery
Has your dog suddenly started to not place weight on their hind leg?
This is due to an ACL Injury, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. This is the primary ligament that supports the knee.
Some dogs can be healed with this injury without surgery. Here’s how:
#1 – Pain control with the use of icing – I just used my gel ice pack.
#2 – Strict controlled activity – your dog needs to be on a leash for about 4 months.
#3 – Daily passive range of motion exercises, as well as a brace for support. They’ll need to wear this for about 4-6 months.
I hope this helps,
Dr. Andrew Jones