Boomer, 2 yo Brussels Griffon Mix, Limping 7 Months After Surgery for Luxating Patellas

POSTED BY FELDMA23 | NOVEMBER 18, 2013, 8:22 PM

Hi there, I have a 2 year old Brussels griffon mix that has had 2 surgeries to repair his luxating patellas last April. We’ve been to the vet for all the check ups etc but Boomer is still limping. I give him joint vitamins and a balanced diet. I also try to not over exercise him, which is difficult considering he’s still a pup (I mean, aren’t they always puppies?). Anyway, his right knee was the major culprit. Vet took xrays about 3 weeks ago and said there is inflammation but no real cause. He said the pin could be causing irritation. I am inclined to think otherwise because his left leg is starting to give as well. He was put on rimadyl for about 3-4 weeks and it helped a bit. Anyway, Boomer is in training (almost ready for certification) to become a service dog and he is doing so great but it would be so helpful for him and me if he was in less pain. Do you have any suggestions i.e. homeopathic remedies? Please keep in mind he loves to play, which I think has been a large contributor. Thank you so much, looking forward to your response. -A

POSTED BY REHABDEB | NOVEMBER 19, 2013, 8:40 AM

Hi!
A couple of quick thoughts I have, based solely (of course) on what you’ve said and keeping in mind I haven’t seen your “always pup” 🙂
I see a lot of cases that are months or even years out of surgery and are still favoring their leg (s) and sometimes limping as if they had surgery just a week or so ago.
You didn’t say whether or not you read my posts on pain on this site, so I recommend you do that and I believe you will find some answers.
Let me know if you have further questions after you read the pain posts and my homework paper on luxating patellas.
Blessings-
Deborah

 

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