How to tell the difference between dog hip dysplasia and dog knee injuries

Dog owner questions about dog hip dysplasia and dog knee injury

My wife and I originally thought our beloved litter-mate boxers to have suffered from hip dysplasia. After all, the boxer breed is known for its high energy, running, and jumping. They resemble every bit of the word rambunctious. Nonetheless, close to 7 years of ownership, my wife noticed our female having trouble standing from a sitting position.  She also struggled to sit, sitting to one side and limping for 1-2 days afterward. I knew nothing …

Best 3 Pet Health Insurance Providers Covering TPLO Surgery for Dogs

Best 3 Pet Health Insurance Providers Cover TPLO Surgery for Dogs

Are you in search of pet health insurance that covers TPLO surgery for your dog’s knee injury? Pets deserve our attention and optimal care for as loyal and sincere as each can be from cradle to grave. It’s our duty to provide optimal quality of life and reducing, if not eliminating, common factors that lead to sustaining injuries. One way to provide optimal quality of life is carrying a pet health insurance policy.  Pet health …

Helpful Insight Into Understanding Your Dog’s CCL Injury

Helpful Insight to Understanding Your Dog’s CCL Injury

You’ve likely heard of someone painfully injuring, possibly tearing or rupturing, their ACL, also known as anterior cruciate ligament.  This type of injury is mostly common to athletes, especially female athletes. But did you know that a dog too can sustain an ACL injury? Instead of being referred to as a dog ACL injury, this same injury is formerly known as a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injury. Why do dogs need their CCL? You may …

How to Prepare Your Dog for TPLO Surgery and Recovery

Preparing your dog for TPLO surgery and recovery

Knee injuries are surprisingly common in dogs of all sizes but are well studied and understood by vet experts. Anterior cruciate ligament damage is a condition very often encountered in canine orthopedics. The most popular and successful treatment is TPLO surgery. Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy surgery is, as its name suggests, an osteotomy. This means the surgeon needs to cut into the tibial bone in order to reposition it, and fix it with plates and …

Most Common Dog Breeds Susceptible to Dog Knee Surgery

Most Common Dog Breeds Susceptible to Dog Knee Surgery

One of the most common injuries to a dog’s knee is the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture, which can be partial or complete. This injury, also known as a CCL injury, is equivalent to an ACL injury in a person. Simply put, it’s just another name for the ligament located within the knee. Most dogs that sustain a CCL injury must undergo surgical correction to fix the rupture and stabilize the knee. Surgery helps to …