Is my dog’s knee really getting better?
Sometimes it will seem like your dog is going backwards in the Conservative Management process for a CCL tear.
Darcy was starting to walk better and doesn’t understand the need for activity restriction. This is when you must really be diligent about keeping your dog restricted. We were out shoveling snow and Darcy was happily laying in the sunshine. When my husband came up to her on the deck, she tried to jump up on him twice! My husband likes when she does this, but I was panicking. I told her no and ran over to keep her down. He doesn’t seem to understand that this can hurt her. The next day, she was limping more and seemed despondent. I understood that this can happen and that there may be bad days. I am so glad for the tiggerpoz website. It answers any question you may have. After a full day of rest, she woke up raring to go! And this is on sedatives. I’m not sure if dogs can build a tolerance to sedatives and will research this further. Continue reading “Week 5 – A bad day…CCL Tear”