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|05-09-2009, 06:08 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PGH PA
hollo my name is dave this is my first post on yorkie talk what a wonderful find my problem: my yorkies name is dickens he will be 5 in july he is active healthy and a trim 7 lbs for his frame about two weeks ago he started to limp my wife and i took him to the vet and was told mabey a torn acl we were given medicne and told if he was not any better in seven to come back he has never yelped or shown any sign of pain except the limp after 5 days we took him back he was put to sleep and looked over more close were told acl was torn vets ansewr was surgery 1600.00-1800.00 we called the breeder and he said to try herbel joint medicine and restrict his activity for 6-8 weeks i do not want to have dickens be in pain nor do i want to spend if i dont have to if anybody has had similar problems please advise thanks dave
|05-09-2009, 06:39 AM||#3|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Blog Entries: 3
First off - Welcome to YT!
Did you ask your vet about the herbal joint meds/restrict activity therapy? I've no knowledge of this subject other than being aware other yorkies have had to have surgery for this. Either way (meds or surgery) Dickens will have to be confined to restrict his activity for several weeks.
~Ruby, Reno, Razz, & Jack~
|05-09-2009, 06:41 AM||#4|
Slave to My Rug-Rats
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Long Island
sorry....but unless your breeder is a Vet - I don't suggest following the breeder over a Doctor...
Do a search here on YT for Torn ACL
I know there are a handful of babies that have has tremendous success in repairing the tear thru surgery.
If you are not sure - I suggest a second opinion with an additional Vet
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|05-09-2009, 04:52 PM||#5|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
My 90 pound Olde English Bull dog had a torn ACL. Vet told me to let it heal they will heal on thier own by growing scare tissue over the area. We gave him 2 months of no running or playing and he was fine He has torn this ACL twice and is doing fine. His was a very bad tare. AGain I am not a vet, but for me I went with the less avasive I could with him. They put him on pain meds for a bit and he was fine. You can usually tell that it is a torn ACL if they are toe touching with that leg/foot. that is how I can tell when Bubba tears his.
Sure hope you fine what direction you want to go in and good luck with it. Please keep us posted.
Val and Babybear