I haven't been posting much but I have been enjoying everyones pics! My 6 yr old beagle copper tore her acl after chasing after squrriels at the park! One of back legs just went lame and she hasn't put any weight on it since. She seems perfectly fine on 3 legs, thank goodness! No signs of pain, no drooling, no crying... Just not using that leg.
We went to the vet the next day and under a minute the vet said her acl was torn, he did the drawer test, and that more then likely she would need surgery. He said we could wait 2 weeks to see if it would get better but my husband just wanted her to get fixed asp. So we have surgery scheduled for tmrw morn. It's been about 5 dys and she hasn't gotten any better.
Anyways.. I trust my vet a lot because he has been doing this for like 10000 yrs but I wonder hy no X-ray or anything first? He says it would have to be n MRI which would cost like 1800! Is this strange? What if they open her up and find out its not her acl? Or is this surgery super common? I have never had a dog that needed surgery before so I am not sure what to expect? Should I put carpet and ramps everywhere?
They say she won't be able to go the park or for walks for a month! What can I do to keep her muscles healthy? Massage? She is kinda fat already so I am worried... Also she is a busy body and this last week of her staying in is making her sad.
I have been still trying to walk my bully Kibby without copper and sometimes Kibby won't go when she hears opper crying at the door ... So I have been sneaking Kibby out. It's so sad... Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Alo.. I have been trying to do some research... What are they going to do.. Make a new acl or do this tplo thing I keep reading about. Copper is about 37 pounds , about 10 pounds over weight. I think I was too much in shock hen the dr was trying to explain things. Cost is oing to be about $2300!