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Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 12:18

It looks like Gus has done some damage to his cruciate ligament. He is currently at the vets having X-rays and tests to see what’s wrong. As I was going in the vet was putting muzzles away from the previous dog and was so pleased to see a staffy in next as they are so friendly and well behaved when getting examined. Calling the vet at 2pm for an update.


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Re: Cruciate ligament!

Post by Nifty staffy on Fri Nov 24 2017, 14:11

Oh no !
Hope it’s nothing too serious and quick to recover.
Got everything crossed for you here.
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Re: Cruciate ligament!

Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 14:18

Thanks. Just called the vet doesn’t look to serious but wants to chat about what to do going forward.


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Re: Cruciate ligament!

Post by -Ian- on Fri Nov 24 2017, 17:17

Sorry to read this James, what's the news on Gus?


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Re: Cruciate ligament!

Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 17:24

Gus has a slight tear in his cruciate ligament. He needs total rest for a few days and then limited on lead walks. No need for an operation at the moment so that’s good news. Going back in two weeks to see how things are going.


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Post by -Ian- on Fri Nov 24 2017, 18:30

Fingers crossed the rest will do the job, good luck trying to keep him calm.


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Post by Nifty staffy on Fri Nov 24 2017, 18:36

Ah, encouraging prognosis as long as you can keep him calm ...
Need kong filler recipes ? Big Grin
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Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 18:41

Yes pass on your kong filler recipes haha.


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Post by LizP on Fri Nov 24 2017, 19:56

Good luck with the rest!!!

On the positive side, though, at least it doesn't sound too bad. Fingers crossed the rest does the trick.


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Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 19:58

Yes Liz, just happy he doesn’t need an operation.


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Re: Cruciate ligament!

Post by Nifty staffy on Fri Dec 01 2017, 19:12

One week down, one to go before vet control.
How is Gus holding out (or should I be asking how you’re holding out James ?! Laughing  )
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Post by Mia05 on Sat Dec 02 2017, 07:46

Sorry to read this james wishing gus a speedy recovery
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Re: Cruciate ligament!

Post by Jnestie84 on Sat Dec 02 2017, 08:51

Gus is doing ok to be honest, the hardest thing is trying to control his zoomies haha. He loves coming out in the van with me so that is helping as he must feel he is still getting out and about. He is walking much better now but we are being very patient and not rushing anything. Another plus is his training is coming on great I was getting lazy with his training so this has forced me to get back to it.


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Re: Cruciate ligament!

Post by Jnestie84 on Thu Dec 14 2017, 22:11

We took Gus back to the vet for a check up on his leg. The vet said there is definitely some improvement but has recommended another two weeks of rest before another check up to see how things are improving. If the vet isn’t happy with the progress she wants to send Gus to the specialist. We have managed to keep his weight the same which we are pleased with and he is doing well with the reduced exercise.


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Post by Nifty staffy on Thu Dec 14 2017, 22:19

That’s good to hear that everyone is keeping a close eye on Gus and keeping options open whilst giving him a chance to recover without too much medical intervention.
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Post by -Ian- on Thu Dec 14 2017, 22:20

It sounds like your vet is trying everything to avoid surgery which is a good thing. Another 2 weeks sounds like ages but it will pass before you know it


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Post by Jnestie84 on Thu Dec 14 2017, 22:21

Yes exactly, the vet is sure it won’t come to surgery and has stopped his pain killers which is great.


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Post by LizP on Fri Dec 15 2017, 08:25

Sounds like a sensible vet. Stopping the painkillers is a good idea so you can see exactly where he is now. Hopefully he'll keep going from strength to strength.


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Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Dec 15 2017, 08:30

Thanks liz, that’s exactly what the vet said. She didn’t want us masking anything with the painkillers.


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Post by Paris1990 on Fri Dec 15 2017, 11:42

Only just read this now.. glad he is getting better and at least you don't need to worry about your vet being uninterested in Gus's needs and just sending him off for surgery.
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