First time I have ever been on this forum, hoping someone may be able to help me!
I have a female, purebred German Shepherd. She is 2 in June. She's a big girl - she weighs 44.5kg. Before anyone starts on me she is a healthy weight, her vet has said she is big for a female shepherd.
Today, she had X-rays on her back left leg. She has been limping and putting barely any weight on it for a few weeks.
The vet has found she has a ruptured anterior (cranial) cruciate ligament in her knee.
We have been given the option of surgery, as most of you will hopefully understand this is a lot of money. We have a young child and I am currently on maternity leave with him.
I'm hoping that someone may have been in this situation with a big dog or have some advice on alternative treatments? Acupuncture, massage, rest etc? Ive. never dealt with injury before and I'm not prepared to lose her.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!