Alternative Medicine for Pets/My poor dog teared her ACL

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veronma wrote at 2013-08-18 16:01:55
My dog tore both her ACL's at different times in February 2013. With limited supervised exercise 10 minutes at a time, and a healthy diet she is moving around now August 2013 very well. Initially, I had to help her up off her bed and that has graduated into her rising slowly by herself with some stiffness until she walks around a bit. I researched online and discontinued her rimadyl unless she behaved as if she was in a lot of pain,once in this period. She wasn't as long as she wasn't moving around.It appeared that the rimadyl would mask the pain and inhibit healing - when what she truly needed was rest and minimal movement. I still monitor her exercise because if she plays hard it definitely shows the next time she tries to rise from her bed.


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