For years, I took my dog on runs every single day. It was something that he really enjoyed doing, and I loved the fact that he was getting regular exercise. Unfortunately, a few years ago, he suffered a cruciate injury, and he has not been able to run the same ever since. I looked into the different options in order to help him to get better, but surgery was something that was going to cost me a whole lot more money than I would have been able to afford. I definitely did not want my dog to suffer, so I tried to find some sort of alternative that would allow him to live a normal life again, even if it meant that he would not be able to run quite as much as he did in the past.
After looking into a whole bunch of info on the internet and talking with my vet, I found out that I could get him a knee brace that he could wear all the time and would help him to heal without surgery. This was excellent news to me, as it meant that I would not have to pay for surgery or worry about the risks that were involved. My vet referred me to a website that sells the knee braces for dogs of all breeds and sizes, and I decided to order one for my dog in order to see how it ended up helping him.
At first, he was really awkward with the knee brace, and he really did not seem to like having it on him at all. He still wanted to run around, but because I wanted him to heal, I knew that he needed to be able to rest his knee. After a couple of weeks, he began to get used to having the knee brace on him, and after a few more months, he seemed to be coming around and healing quite nicely.
After all of this, I ended up taking him to my vet, and my vet gave him x-rays in order to see how his knee was doing. It had actually completely healed, so I no longer had to put the brace on my dog’s leg. He is now able to run around like a puppy again, and that is something that I am very happy about.