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 …

6 Ways to Save Money on Dog Knee Surgery

6 ways to save money on dog knee surgery

Out of all the injuries a dog may sustain, tearing or rupturing a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is the most common and likely the one costly injury to break the bank for unassuming dog owners. In short, repairing your dog’s knees is likely to cost $2,000 at minimum and as much as $8,000 depending on various factors — vet’s experience, location, type of dog, severity of injury, to name a few. Now multiply that cost …

5 Best Slings and Lift Harnesses for Dog Knee Injuries

5 Best Slings and Lift Harnesses for Dog Knee Injuries

Having been the owners of two rambunctious, litter-mate boxers, my wife and I always loved watching both rip, run, and tussle across our backyard for nearly 8 years. At the end of their lives, nothing pained us more than helplessly watching both succumb to a degenerative back issue.  It greatly impacted their hind limbs, joint, and ligament health, and overall quality of life. Like most dog owners, we were extremely fond of playing with and …

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 …