She is a Blue heeler/bcxxx mutt, lol.
Will be 2 in October.
Luxating patella with possibly a ruptured cruciate ligament.
The last week she has been weight bearing then non weight bearing. No pain behaviour at all. I thought possible muscle strain.
She will be xrayed and surgery is tomorrow.
Have done heaps of homework and OMG, how on earth do people with a job, busy family life manage the care needed for the next 4 weeks?
I am sooooo lucky. I am at home, can separate the dogs, now have a ramp out the back (previously one only out the front.) No wonder 48% have further damage during the healing process. Thank goodness for hubby who got onto making the ramp as soon as we got home.
I hate so much that she is going through this. Have been told the other hind leg may go in the next year or so...means it is genetic is my guess.
Thank goodness that out of the 3 of them she is the quietest. She thinks that the only reason for her existence is to be quietly near me wherever I am..including toilet supervision of me.
She will be outside on a lead only, down the ramp to toilet.
She usually does not jump onto the couch but she will be watched like a hawk. It will be more of a problem is she tries to jump up onto our high bed where she usually sleeps between us. (King sized bed)
I will put her on a short tether around the middle leg of the bed with a comfy bed beside me.
Not going to get a crate as she has been tethered like that beside me before when we were trialing ways to keep dogs inside as well as the cat. She didn't mind that at all as she was still near me.
Well, I know what I will be doing for the next couple of months. Our holiday away has now been put on hold.
I have nowhere to go bar an appointment on the 29th.