Hello and welcome to Cody. He is a lovely Dachund. He has been referred regarding luxating patella. So his knee cap is slipping off to the side. Dogs cope with this suprisingly well. But it is almost certain that dogs with this will develop arthritis in the knee far sooner in life, so it needs sorting.
We get the owners doing a regime of strengthening and muscle building to help to jeep the knee cap in place. This is done along side a program of cryotherapy (ice packs) to help reduce the inflammation that is caused each time the knee cap slips.
There is a long journey ahead for Cody but we'll get there. Good luck mum and cody.