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Q. Our Yorkie Poo 15.6 lbs has torn ligament in rear left knee.He is not weight bearing,but no pain.Our Vet suggests surgery .Rufus is 11 yrs old.Opinion

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TOMASZ WNUK

A. If the joint is very unstable the surgery is the only option. Otherwise your dog will develop arthritis and chronic pain and lameness in the affected leg. Medical treatment with pain relief and strict rest is often not very successful. Also, the fact that your dog is not weight bearing ,means that he will probably need surgery to stabilize the knee.


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