plebayo wrote:So has the vet actually felt his knee? I'm just confused as to why the vet can't tell if the cruciate is torn. You can't see the tear on x-ray, x-rays are usually just to make sure there is nothing else going on?
I remember Darlene's xray, and I could have sworn, I saw the cruciate torn and meniscus ripped.
My concern, other than the price of all of this stuff and if there is surgery, is what those of you who own extra-large breed dogs know....cruciate recuperation sucks because I will have to get him up and down and outside. He outweighs me. In and out of the SUV for Vet visits will be difficult, too.
plebayo wrote:I talked to one of the dr's and she said on regular x-ray you can only see arthritic changes/bone changes if the cruciate has been torn for some time. She said you can see a tear on a ct/mri but not on standard x-ray. Maybe you were seeing those kinds of changes, I saw you mention you've had 4 knees done so maybe the changes were visible in your other dogs.
iluvk9 wrote:I might borrow DIL's mom's dog ramp, but honestly it will be a WHOLE new experience for the Dorkster.
Spoke to vet today. Truman is getting xrays next week. Continuing on Rimadyl for now.
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