Achilles Brace - was Dog Knee Brace

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by friendlyearth, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    near Olympia, wa
    Actually - we have changed our mind and now think it is achilles tendon. That was my original thought yesterday, but she wasn't walking at all so I went with knee. So now instead of knee braces does anyone know anything about Achilles braces?

    Anyone have any experience with dog knee braces? I have looked at websites for ATraC (woundwear) and MuttKneeBrace. I am always hesitate to believe any testimonials.

    I have a 13 1/2 yr old collie/Chow/GoldenLab/Golden Retriever mix. She had CCL surgery 2 1/2 years ago. I think this is the opposite leg. It has been bothering her, but I thought it was arthritis. I never even thought about the CCL. Today when we came home she wasn't walking on it at all. I called the vet, but they were already gone. I just wanted to get her some pain meds. I gave her an aspirin. At 13 1/2 I don't think surgery is a good option and would like to go with a conservative route.

    Last week I ordered Canine Complete Joint Mobility ( and DGP ( It is due to arrive on Friday.


    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I would start her on the supplements as soon as you get them. You might want to talk to your veterinarian about using Rimadyl. I have good success with using low dose- symptomaticc treatment for 'old dog' aches and pains on my dogs.
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  3. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    near Olympia, wa
    Thanks. I hope to get her into the vet tomorrow. Anyone know how expensive the achilles surgery is? I am hoping it is easier and cheaper than the CCL, but I can't find nearly as much information about it as the CCL.
  4. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Dogs who rupture one cruciate tend to also rupture the one on the opposite side later.

    You can find out a lot by joining Orthodogs, the yahoo group. It has a huge membership and just about every Ortho problem can be discussed with those who have experienced it. It's a nice group, they will be very understanding of your situation.

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