Some of the signs & symptoms of a CCL tear may be one sided or happen on both sides at the same time; they include:
If you observe the above signs in your dog, it is advisable to have them be evaluated by a veterinarian or a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Rehabilitation therapists and veterinarians use specific manual special testing to determine if the CCL has torn completely, partially, or at all.
Depending on many different factors (another blog to come about this) surgery may or may not be advised.
Whether you and your veterinarian go the surgical or the conservative route, canine physical rehabilitation has been proven extremely beneficial in the full recovery of dogs with CCL tears.
If your dog has any difficulty standing, walking, running or playing, physical rehabilitation could be the key to their return to full function and improved quality of life. A Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist can help you improve your dog’s quality of life through education, manual therapy, and properly graded exercises specific to your dog’s condition.
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