I was at the vet the other day because my baby was hopping around on three legs.. it turns out that her back left is lame, and that because she's putting so much stress on the right to compensate, the other one is eventually going to go lame as well. they haven't done xrays, so we're not sure yet.. he said it could be a torn ligament, or maybe fluxating platella. we're doing a tramadol and rimadol routine for two weeks, and we're doing physical therapy twice a week for six weeks. we have her on special (and very expensive!) joint food, and she has to be crated during the day again, and her activity needs to be limited severely (our beagle is very upset that she can't play with her right now).
Does anyone have any experience with this, and can offer advice? Thanks!