Dog ligament damage

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  1. Beaver

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    Pretty sure my 10 year old Beagle Heeler mix tore his knee ligament on Saturday. He has all the signs of this type of injury and I have a vet appt. scheduled for WED. My question is, has anyone here successfully treated a ligament injury without surgery? Surgery is not an option, but I want my dog to not suffer either. From browsing on the internet, the rehab steps seem pretty promising.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your dog. I got nothing for you as far as advice. How did the vet appointment go?
     
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    They confirmed his ACL/CCL is torn. I found a great website http://www.tiggerpoz.com/index.html that says what you need to do with this type of injury. Looks like rest for about 4 months and glucosamine supplements and hope that scar tissue forms so he can walk on all fours again. Sucks but that is life!
     
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    Get well soon, Pooch!
     
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    Animals are incredibly resilient and able to overcome injuries much better than humans. My neighbor's dog had a similar injury but they opted for the surgery. Theirs was a therapy dog for kids in the hospital, so that may have weighted on the decision.

    Hope the pup makes a good recovery.
     
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    I hope he heals well. Give him some belly rubs from me!!
     
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    Thanks everyone! He seems to be doing fine. Going to be difficult keeping him off the stairs.
     
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    So its been a couple months of keeping him from roughhousing and running and I can really see a difference in his limp. He is just about walking normal again. Should be a couple more months until he can run again.
     

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