Golden Retriever Born 2/15/2015
Of course it would be wonderful if it’s not a torn acl but the fact you caught it early and if it turns out to be and she’s only 2.5 it will be much better for her in the long run.Well, they can tell she's not really bearing weight on it when standing still, but she walks quite normally (after the 20 seconds from resting). She does sit with her leg out sometimes..but prefers to lie down!
I think a lot of people would ignore the 20 second limp and do nothing until things got worse. But the vet got it when I showed the videos, she really looks in pain then. And 5 weeks later there's no improvement.
did your vet put her on any medication? I know our vet at the time before we went to the guy who did the surgery he put him on gabapentin and carprofen and told us to try shorter walks but we did that and no improvement. I think it started around the begging of May and at the end of June we had the surgery done. I had tried for two weeks to get him into our normal vet and they didn’t seem to care he couldn’t hardly walk. i was never a huge fan of his general veterinary but it worked and they offered a cast member (Disney employee discount so it worked out) but after his surgery we found the rehab center and they also did general vet care as well so she was out vet now and gower loved her so much as he spent 3 hours with her each week for 13 weeks and then every 4 weeks she’d spend an hour doing a recheck with him. She is incredible. Sadly we found out during our last recheck she is moving to a new practice that solely is rehabilitation that is an hour away and will no longer be doing general vet work, I’ll still take gower out there for his rechecks as he gets older as we did discover through all this he has arthritis that is why we still to this day have a daily exercises we do.We will miss her being 10 minutes from the house and our general vet. So now I’m on the lookout for a new vet 😔