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    The vet thinks my Bella girl may have torn ACL or a dislocated knee. He put her on pain medication for 10 days with limited movement to see if she improves. If not he suggest seeing an orthopedic surgeon to discuss surgery. He also mentioned trying a knee brace. There's so many out there! Has anyone used the knee brace for this? If so what kind? Also anyone have experience with the surgery? I would rather try the brace first. I feel so bad for her She doesn't understand why she can't run and play.

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    I have experienced the surgery twice.... what questions do you have?

    i tagged the one person i know that has knowledge of the braces, she will hopefully have some insight on them
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    Ok, so Dolly has had this bit of a limp since the beginning of October. They were outside playing hard with a large ball in the yard. It doesn't bother her all the time, but I feel bad for her. I have been giving her 1500 mg. of Glucosamine Chondroitin everyday. the new vet says this is great. She also showed me the problem with Dolly's knee, and I could feel it, she has a torn ligament inside her knee, kind of like a meniscus. She said it could cost $3000 for surgery, but that she suggests a fitted kneebrace. I have been doing my research, like I always do. And we will be getting her ordered up for a brace that will cost between $300 and $900. Luckily there is a place 30 minutes from here that makes them. Called my Pet Brace in Morgantown PA. also there is a different kind at muttkneebrace.com I was surprised at how much this goes on, since I've never seen a dog wearing one. Has anybody on here ever needed one?

    this post above is a couple years old, here is what worked for us

    It turns out we didn't go with the knee brace. We went with Equine Glocosamine , eight drops a day. I will pm you the site
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    Thank you Sherry! I'm ordering some tonight!

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    Was the surgery a success? How long did it take for them to recover?

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    No surgery necessary thanks to this awesome product
    All five bully's on this supplement
    Great results for over two years now


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    Quote Originally Posted by girlbully View Post
    Was the surgery a success? How long did it take for them to recover?

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    Yes, he I'd really good. First time, the line snapped so we had to have it redone, the second surgery went great and the recovery was about 6 weeks back to normal, but still restricted on running and stairs
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    Benson has very similar diagnoses from vet 2 weeks ago. We want to go non surgery route if possible. I saw a brace and was amazed they made them also.

    We would really like to try the Equine Glocosamine. Can you share your source?

    Thanks! Drew

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    Hi Sherry, I have a 3 1/2 yr old that suffers from same symptoms comes and goes over last 2 years. About a month ago she has been favoring her right back leg every day especially when she walks you can see here rear end swaying much more moving her hips more to compensate. I need to find a solution outside of surgery and you mentioned this Equine Glocosamine is it possible you could share with me the place so I could take a look. Im also considering getting a brace but not sure if that's the right channel to go down. Anyone who has some suggestions Im all ears just want her to feel better. Thank you much

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    I did not hear back from Sherry either. I found what I believe to be the product on Amazon. Just arrived today.

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    was it Regenex, the brand you used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewAZ View Post
    Benson has very similar diagnoses from vet 2 weeks ago. We want to go non surgery route if possible. I saw a brace and was amazed they made them also.

    We would really like to try the Equine Glocosamine. Can you share your source?

    Thanks! Drew
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