Help! Torn ACL - What to do?
I just got back from seeing the vet....seems Hawkeye has torn ACL.
On Wednesday when I got home from work he was limping. It didn't get any better, so took him to the vet.....she examined him and said it's probably a torn ACL.
She's not an orthopedic surgeon, so she recommended that I put him on metacam until Monday if the metacam hasn't by then, she wants us to see a surgeon.
Is a surgery necessary for that.
Many years ago my bichon had the same thing the vet we were seeing at the time, mentioned surgery, but we didn't have it done and he did recover.
He lived to b 14 and never had problems with that knee.
Can the same happen with Hawkeye or is surgery the only answer.
Hawkeye (GSD):March 5/10
Chelsea (Boxer):April 21/08
Austin (ShihTzu):August 2/02
At Bridge: Callie(Bichon-1990-2004), Jackson(Boxer-1998-2005), Mickey(Spaniel-2001-2007), Keisha(GSD-1996-2008), Stryker(Boxer-2005-2011), Fay(Terrier-1999-2013)