Hello and welcome to Skye. Such a sweet hungarian Visla. She is super nervous too. Luckily we could put her at ease enough for our treatment programe. This one was pretty intence.
She managed to rupture her cruciate ligament. Very sad at 10 years old. But she is so fit and healthy so she had that on her side. We all explained the difficulty of having a dog over 15 kg doing conservetive management, but due to her age, her mum and dad wanted to try this.
We were so proud to say, that she was doing incredible well. By week 6 she was looking almost sound and was rebuilding her excercise appropriatly. She was on an ultrasound regime.
However as she got better, she got excited and happy and had a moment that set her back.
We had a frank conversation and she went back to the vets. The vet was super impressed because actually, she had found the cruciate ligamnet was now doing really well. So we had delt with the issue she had been referred for. But there was now a new issue. The vet felt there was some unusual bone growth and so she was referred for further investigation.
We also await the results. But well done mum, dad and Skye. You all did a great job and we hope this bone growth is not too serious.
Hello and welcome to Baloo. Such a sweet labrador. He is a biggun!
Sadly he ruptured his cruciate ligament. His mum decided to opt for conservative management. This is very difficult in any dog over 15kg, but as he was not totally lame and had improved by himself over a week, we thought it was well worth a try.
We set mum up with a home regime of muscle building and confidence building. We used ultrasound as its the best modality for ligament repair.
So far Baloo is doing wonderfully. It is likely he will have limitations as its likely he has arthritis in the joint. This can start to occure within just 3 days of a cruciate rupture so is fairly unavoidable. But he is now very comfortable and we will keep making adjustments to his program as he progresses.
Keep up thr good work mum and Baloo!
Hello and welcome to Buddy. Such a well behaved young labrador.
He had an accident in what you would think, was a safe place. He slipped on the patio amd managed to catch his leg causing a very deep lasseration.
He has to have a drain put in place and be stitched up and rested.
His mum and dad realised that they should fund out if physio can help recovery.
Well done them for asking! There is so much we can do, and in getting the perfect healing, we can ensure less scar tissue is formed and that they are back to full function quickly.
It was a very complicated wound though and got infected. Not unusual in a limb with a nasty wound.
So we gave an excellent home regime and taught mum and dad how to look after the limb with massage to help break down adhesions and encourage a more comfortable scar. As there had been the added complication of an infection, there was alot of scar tissue. So we have also been using ultrasound to encourage correct collagen allignment. We do see the Buddy is more comfortable in his stride after his ultrasound.
Well done mum, dad and Buddy. Keep up the good work! You'll be back to full bounce in no time!
Hello and welcome to Lola. Such a sweet labrador.
Sadly this girl developed tendonitis of the achillies tendon. It really has enlarged considerably. She was assessed by the referral center who felt physiotherapy was the best solution and ideally with ultrasound.
We have started Lola on a new home excercise regime, and ultrasound regime. It will take time for this to work but she is already feeling more comfortable, waggly and happy.
Keep up the good work lola and mum!