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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Brady. I am a veterinarian, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help. You are lucky to have a dog that can help you with your seizures; these dogs have a real gift.
I am sorry to hear he has luxating patellas. Little dogs often have this problem; the groove the patella normally rests in is more shallow in the small breeds.
Surgery is the best way to fix thid problem, espeically if his problem is grade 3 (we grade it 1 to 3, 3 being the worst). If it is 1 or 2, prolotherapy might help. Prolotherapy is joint injections to tighten the ligaments that support the patellas and the knees. You would have to find a veterinarian experienced in it; not all vets do prolotherapy.
The only other alternative to surgery is to treat him for the arthritis that will probably develop, with pain and anti inflammatory medication, and supplements like fish oil, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, Doggone Pain (herbal).
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