Sky Canyon Veterinary Hospital has just introduced the free Pet Parent Guide to Dog ACL Surgeries, which serves as a guide to dealing with a torn ACL in dogs, also known as dog CCL Surgery.
This guide is particularly important given the following fact: a ruptured cruciate ligament is one of the most common orthopedic injuries that manifests in dogs of all sizes, breeds & in most all stages of life.
A Torn ACL in Dogs is Not the End of the World
The bad news is that a torn ACL, also known as a torn CCL, in dogs is one of the most common orthopedic injuries seen by veterinarians. The good news is that it’s treatable, and can bring your dog back to a state of mobility, comfort, and quality of life.
Free Guide to Dealing With A Torn ACL in Dogs Is Loaded with Great Info!
Because it’s such a common injury, we’ve prepared an easy-to-read Dog ACL Surgery Guide to help pet parents understand more about this common orthopedic injury in dogs. Here’s a look at what you’ll learn in the free guide:
- What is an ACL?
- How does a dog’s ACL get damaged?
- How to spot the symptoms of a ruptured ACL in your dog
- Common sense steps to help your dog avoid an ACL injury
- How an ACL injury is diagnosed
- Treatment options for a ruptured ACL…and more!
Did You Know: A dog that develops a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament in one leg is 30-50% more likely to develop a ruptured cruciate ligament in the other leg. This is for 2 reasons:
- The other leg compensates for the injured leg, and can develop a ruptured cruciate ligament.
- The degeneration that leads to a rupture in the first knee typically has progressed in the cruciate ligament in the other leg.
There are multiple surgical options for dealing with a ruptured cruciate ligament in your dog. For more information about this common condition that occurs mostly in dogs, read our free Dog ACL Surgery Guide.
If you think your dog might have a ruptured cruciate ligament, contact Sky Canyon Veterinary Hospital to schedule a consult with Dr. Thad Respet, a skilled veterinary orthopedic surgeon. Or call us at: 970.985.4911.