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Cruciate Ligament Injury In Dogs - How Is It Treated?

Partial tears of the cruciate ligament in dogs can be managed with restricted activity coupled with anti-inflammatory medications. There may be a need for the dog’s activity to be restricted for up to 6 weeks which can certainly be challenging for pet owners especially if they dogs are extremely active and energetic. Surgery is recommended if this conservative form of treatment fails to heal the tear. There are various surgical techniques that have been developed to correct injuries to the cruciate ligament. Unfortunately, all of these procedures are quite expensive and have a long recovery period. Some can take more than 6 weeks to fully recover. Most experts prefer to use tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) as a method to correct cruciate ligament injuries. After surgery, dogs that are recovering will benefit from physical therapy. Dogs that are overweight need to lose weight to improve healing and recovery. You should also ask your Crown Point, IN veterinarian about glucosamine-chondroitin supplements for your dog’s knee joints. Visit this link for more details: https://merrillvillevets.com/

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