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Hey Everyone,
This my first post, I m looking for some help and advice about my lovely girl Moth, who is having knee issues.

We noticed Mothy ( 2 y/o intact bitch) limping a couple of weeks ago, and took her straight to the vet, suspecting CCL rupture, which our vet agreed with.

She wanted us to try a week of meloxicam and rest, it helped with her limping and she didn’t seem uncomfortable, but was still intermittently lame, so I tried to schedule X-rays, but they couldn’t get her in for two weeks, so I took her to another vet hospital in the next town who have a great orthopaedic clinic.

Had X-rayed today, and the vet did an MUA and got positive drawer signs on both sides😭😭😭
Its weird because the side she was more lame on, only elicited a little forward movement of the tibia, but the right, on which we have seen no lameness, was Unambivalently positive.

Im freaking out here and really need some advice and some ( please God) success stories of people who rotts have had both knees done. The vet is thinking they will be repaired in a staged procedure, first one, in 10 days time, and then the other 6 weeks after that. He wants to use the MMP procedure instead of TPLO or TTA because there is less downtime, smaller incision, and less hardware in the leg.

My poor poor baby. She such a sweet natured little girl, even the vet has fallen in love with her. She is only two, and I thought I was doing everything right - holding off on de- sexing, keeping her lean etc.. but still, still😭


I’m worried sick about how we will managed the long rehab period, we also have a rescued Staffy X tripod with emotional issues ( terribly abused in his last life) who is hugely bonded with her, but he is crazy boisterous and I’m really worried how is going to cope being excluded from seeing his beloved sister - he is upset and acting out already because she can’t walk or play with him.

Then there is the insurance, I have a good insurance but I think the two ops -7K GBP- will max out our allowance and leave nothing for the physio and hydrotherapy she will need!

Please chime in with your stories and advice, I’m so worried about my little girl.

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Our late rottie blew out his ACL down to a shred. Back then it was a 6 month recovery for our canine son used to attending doggie daycare 3X a week & playing there & at home with his brother by another breed mother & father. I will not lie, it was a nightmare. First 2 weeks one of us was always with him. I stuffed Kongs with veggies, peanut butter, anything to keep him busy mentally. Blocked stairs and walks on leash for potty. 2 months in boredom was killing him so we would take him for car rides for mental stimulation. Ask your vet how soon you can begin hydro therapy. So sorry your beautiful canine daughter is going through this. Not easy for her or you
 
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