Keira&Phoenix wrote:I would highly recommend you see a Chiropractic vet (as in a qualified vet who is also a qualifiedchiropractor, not just a vet and not just a chiro). And see if an exercise plan and hydrotherapy could work,for your dog.
My now 4yo dog (30kilo ridgie x) had luxatting patellas on both sides, she had surgery on the left at 10 months, this knee is now a source of pain and has really bad arthritis. Her right was left alone and because we did chiro and hydrotherapy for her other knee and her bad hips it built up muscle and resistancein her right knee and she no longer suffers from luxation in her right knee. So i would highly recommend you look at speaking to a good chiro vet to see if this is an option.
If that is not an option then go to the orthopedic surgeon, they will do a much better job and will lessen the chance of your dog ending up with arthritis, i do believe my dog ended up worse off because her regular vet at the time did the surgery instead of seeing a specialist.
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