Poor Tess!RSS feed

Posted: Sunday 30 September, 2007

by Rosemary at 8:40am in Dogs 3 comments Comments closed

One of our collies,Tess, has ruptured the cruciate ligament in her off hind leg. She injured a back leg when she was pup (I think it was that one) and she has been stiff on and off for a while. I've been giving her a food supplement and she's been on a diet!

She was a bit lame last weekend, so she was on "lead rest", but on Tuesday night, she got out an shot up the road after some small furry thing. I heard her yelp and when she came back, she couldn't put her paw down. She saw the vet on Wednesday, went in for more tests on Thursday and the vet confirmed his initial diagnosis - that she had ruptured the cruciate ligament.

She's on anti-inflammatory drugs (her happy pills) and she goes back to see the consultant on Wednesday. It's likely that she will need surgery to repair the damage.

Since she's only allowed out to the toilet, she's on reduced rations - I think that's bothering her more than the leg. She's pretty nifty on three legs!



Sunday 30 September, 2007 at 7:55pm

You say she is on mineral supplements have you tried New Zealand Green-lipped mussels extract?

I used it for a labrador pup that i once had that kept damaging his joints- really made a difference. You used to be able to get it in Health Foodstores but I expect it is more mainstream by now!


Monday 1 October, 2007 at 9:30pm

awwww. poor puppy dog...


Thursday 4 October, 2007 at 11:45am

Awww poor fing :-( I hope she is much better soon. I'd offer to bring Taz n Skully to visit her wiv grapes and bones... but that might just stress her out more!!

Comments are now closed for this post.

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2024. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS