Surgery on 8month old rottie vs. first using the atrac brace
My 8 month old rottie tore the ligaments in her left back knee. Dr. Wants to do tplo surgery ASAP. We found the atrac dynamic brace online and wondered if anyone has heard of it? Will she heal with rest and no surgery.
Please help...w e are so worried about her. She is a wonderful pup, but with her being so restricted it has taken the puppy out of her.
She is so depressed. Thank you.
So sorry to hear about your poor puppy, that's horrible for all of you, but sadly not terribly uncommon with Rottie pups.
I'm afraid I'm not a veterinarian and haven't ever had experience with this brace so I really can't answer this question. If she's torn her ligaments I'm not sure that she can recover without surgery as I don't believe they will reattach without help. If they're simply over-stretched that's different.
I'd recommend discussing this with your own veterinarian or an orthopedic vet so that you can get the very best advice and recommendations. Don't be afraid to get a second (or even third) opinion if you feel you need one.
You may want to try my online veterinary option recommended on this page Ask A Vet A Question page. You can get a professional opinion from a vet without the expense of a clinic visit. Obviously it's not recommended for pups or dogs that are really sick or injured or need emergency care, but in this type of situation it could give you cost-effective access to another qualified opinion.
If any visitors reading this have any knowledge of this brace, or of the recovery/surgery for this type of injury please feel free to jump in and help Debbie out.
I'm so sorry that I can't help more but I really hope that someone here has some more answers for you and that you manage to get your pup the help that she needs to make a full recovery. I know it must be incredibly hard on all of you, but dogs are amazingly resilient and given the right care she will pull through just fine and hopefully have no long term effects from this period. Good luck.