ACL surgery for English Bulldogs
Someone found my blog the other day searching for information about the ACL surgery for English Bulldogs specifically. Considering that Maude has had two knees replaced I welcomed an email from the individual requesting more information, but he or she never wrote me. Too bad, I would have been more than happy to offer advice.
Each of Maude’s legs required 12 weeks of recovery and the emotional burden of watching our beloved pet hobble around in distress was challenging so it helps to have other pet owners who have had similar experiences to speak to. Sharing is caring!
This is Maude’s last week of recovery. It was a long journey, 24 weeks in total when you count both legs but she made it and we couldn’t be happier. She is a special little girl.
One of the many things I worry about with pets who have special needs like Maude is that they will be abandoned, neglected, or worse, that they will be abused or even killed by their owners.
In addition to her ACL surgeries Maude has epilepsy and a hypothyroid. Both conditions require life-long medication treatment, and I’m well aware that there are pet owners who cannot afford the costs of these drugs.
Therefore if you happen to come across this blog and you’re afraid that you won’t be able to support your pet”s medical needs please know that there are people and places that can help and that your dog can still have a wonderful life. If you’re thinking of abandoning your dog please write me and I’m certain I can help, even if that means taking your dog and raising him or her myself.
Having a pet is a life-long commitment. Before you make the decision to get a puppy or kitten for your family remember that pets often need veterinary care and some conditions like epilepsy are common in specific breeds. Do your research about the dog breed you plan on purchasing and make sure that you can give your pet the quality of life that it deserves.
Please write to me if you need help or have questions.
Photographs taken by Keith at the cottage