Hello and welcome to Charlie. A dear little thing. He has been through the works as he ruptured both his cruciate ligaments in the past. But both have healed seemingly well and he was back to full normal life.
But more rescently he has shown lameness. This is potentially quite a complicated case. On exam we saw he had muscle wastage which suggests the issue has been there for some time. But he was also severly licking a patch of skin. This had rendeed this very sore, weepy and uncomfortable. This was on the same limb. This rang some mild alarm bells so mum was sent back to vet to get this treated. Sometimes a secondary issue can make the pain of the first seem so much worse.
So the skin was seen and treated and this improved immensily, so we could now concentrate on the limb. We know that cruciate rupture increases the liklihood of arthritis. A study showed us that in a joint with full rupture, the signs of arthritis can be seen within just 3 days! With odds like that it is easy to see how important fast stabalisation of the joint is.
So there is a strong chance we are working with another arthritis case here. Its important we treat every case individually as no case is ever the same.
We have done treatments and set mum up with a home regime. He is making good progress.
Keep up the good work mum and Charlie!