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Freddie knee surgery & luxating patellas!
Most of you know from my previous post, Freddie has a knee injury 6 days ago. I was told bed rest for 14 days. I called the vet this morning, because he still won't put any pressure of his leg. This has happened before, but normally he limps for a few minutes. The vet referred me to specialist because he feels fred needs surgery. I knew when he was a pup he had luxating patellas. The vet told me then, he would probably need surgery down the road. I believe the injury occurred because of his "loose knee caps". They can't fit him in for another week an a half and if he needs surgery, he is crate bound for another 6 weeks.....I think! Poor little guy.
Does anyone know if surgery is the answer for luxating patellas? Is there a supplement I could use to strengthen the ligaments in his knee?
If surgery is the answer, we will have it done. i just hate to crate him for another 6 weeks or more!