For 10 days we are fostering a Border Collie from our County Animal Control.
She is almost the sweetest dog in the universe (my dog Abby is THE sweetest dog:)
She was found in another county and they thought she had a gun shot wound.
She was rushed to the vet and the vet found that the lame leg (hind left) was due to an old ACL injury. The injury is old enough that it can no longer be fixed and the leg has developed arthritis.
Animal control asked if the leg needed to be amputated and the vet said that he saw no reason why it would be necessary.
I have immediately started her on Glyco-Flex, which my dog Abby takes for her luxating Putella's.
Hoping that maybe she will at least put it down some, even if she doesn't regain full usage.
This is my problem... I don't know how to get over this lame leg. :'-(
It absolutely breaks my heart to look at her hopping along.
She is prefectly happy, she doesn't appear to be in pain. But, but I don't know.
I think if she was using all four legs there'd be no question, but I feel like I don't know if I can get past her disability.