I have an ~11 year old pit who was very active and lively and then she took a tumble playing in the house. About two days after the tumble she started limping a little. I took her to the vet and there was a tad bit of play in the knee like perhaps a partial tear. The vet ordered a month of strict bed rest hoping the scar tissue would form and heal the partial tear which we have done, but she lifts the leg completely now instead of a little limp.
I do not want to put her through surgery but have seen braces like the ones listed below. The vet said braces can't immobilize the leg high enough, but maybe she doesn't have experience with them enough. Does anyone have thoughts or experience with a knee brace.
http://www.handicappedpets.com/help-pet ... tml#STIFLE