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My vet tolls me my dog has a stretched tendon in his knee what drug would help repair this

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?

The right rear leg at the knee joint has a pulled tendon. We took him to the vet and she put him on some medicine for 2 weeks and said to try to keep him off of the leg as much as possible, which was a almost not possible. But he has slowed down quite a bit. We got some Glucosamine DS 500mg and are giving it to him daily. He seems better when the weather is warmer, cold is not good. The vet said that the surgery would have to be done at the University of Georgia Vet School, and cost about $5000. It has now been over 2 months, he still wont put much pressure on it and as the day wears on he is totally lifting it. Is there anything else we can do?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

Knee joint right rear leg.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. What is the dog's name?

Gus

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gus?

He is a 3 year old lab mix rescue dog We have had him since he was 2 months old and we also have his brother. Loves to EAT.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

This is a partial or complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament

I have treated thousands of dogs with this problem

How heavy is Gus?

Paul

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