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I'm sorry to hear of Holly's diagnosis. Did your vet grade the level of luxation?
It is true that with a low grade diagnosis you can proceed without surgery. I agree with you that stairs would be a good purchase, anything you can do to limit jumping is a good idea.
When I was researching after my dogs diagnosis someone from the forum suggested I look into Prolotherapy. It's an alternative treatment that can help strengthen ligaments around the knee. I looked into it but my dog had a high grade luxation at six months of age so we went the more aggressive route.
Upon initial diagnosis, my dog was given an anti inflammatory and was to take it easy for 10 days.
Good luck with things, I hope her symptoms improve. ~Andria
Last edited by Lolapop; 12-22-2010 at 12:05 AM.