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HI this is DRB and I will try and help you. First I want to state upfront that I am a DVM with 25 years experience and I am also a Certified Canine REhab Therapist with advanced training in pain management. I also want to state that I am answering this question because I care deeply about animal pain and suffering. You are not going to like what I have to say. REhab therapists will look for any way they can to help a dog and I will tell you that surgery is the ONLY APPROPRIATE course with this injury.However, having said that if you have made up your mind, no one can change that. If you are not going to do surgery then your dog's best hope is to see a CCRT like myself and I can tell you where to look for one. But before they do therapy on your dog if they are worth their weight weight they will tell you the prognosis without sx is very guarded for pain free living. Please let me know if I can help you further as I check my computer every night and will get back to you. Respectfully, ***** ***** I would not do a steroid injection into her joint.
I am sorry to hear about the failed surgeries. The CCRT could fit her with a leg brace and also be the most help with pain modalities. This is your best option if not doing sx. You would have to tell the CCRT up front that you could only do a specific amount of visits. That would be your best bet for pain control. And yes, the CCRT could train you on how to best help Zoey.
Please let me know if you have other questions and I will get back with you tonight. Sincerely, DRB
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As far as leg brace goes, I do not know because all of my patients have gotten surgery and I have never had to order one but I would expect to pay several hundred dollars.
I do hope this will help Zoey. If you are happy with my service, please accept my answer. And if you have any other questions certainly let me know. Most Sincerely, DRB