Dagnabit…a Ruptured Ligament!
My little bear, Cinder, a 4 year old Bouvier, ruptured a ligament. But she couldn’t help herself….the big buck was on the same trail and she just HAD to chase him. I wasn’t too impressed when he came charging towards me at full tilt, but he deeked into the bushes about 20 feet ahead. Whew.
Now for the girl. I iced her and massaged her for a few days then finally took her into the vet. Surgery. $1200 from him or $3500 from a specialist. So we talked, as I had already diagnosed matters from the internet and have a friend who’s hairy little kid did the same thing. The friend decided to forgo surgery.
I asked the vet if I gave her glucosamine, continued to ice and massage, took her on short walks only and not on hills , if this would do further damage and if an operation was then necessary would it complicate matters. He said no, there might end up being a little bit more arthritis but I might be successful too.
So that will be my focus for the next while…making sure Cinder is on a strict regime and short leash. Dagnabit, that buck shoulda known better then to be where my girl was 😀