Category Archives: Dog Health
In January I wrote about my Rottweiler, Sully, and his knee surgery. Because he is such a large dog, the surgeon recommended the TPLO procedure (tibial plateau leveling operation). This particular surgery involves installing a large plate with screws into his leg to hold the knee together.Read more
This week, my own dog, Sully, had his much awaited knee repair surgery. He had torn his ACL, which is a somewhat common occurrence with Rottweilers and other breeds as well. There are two options for surgical repair.
So often I have heard a dog owner say that their dog is limping and that it must have hurt his paw. Certainly, a dog could get a splinter or bur between their toes, or pull a toenail off, but the limp is usually caused by a problem in a different area.Read more