CONDITION: Cruciate Ligament
LOCATION: Ashfield, NSW
"After three days he was putting his foot down but limping on that leg. After another three days the limp disappeared."
I have had my Corgis on daily dose of Rose-Hip Vital all their lives on a preventative basis (mainly for possible back issues in a long-backed breed). Recently my five year old boy injured his right hind leg play-jumping so that he could not put the foot to the ground. The vet determined it to be cruciate ligament and scans and orthop-edic specialist concurred. I doubled his dose of Rose-Hip Vital, put him on bed rest while looking into non-surgical alternatives. After three days he was putting his foot down but limping on that leg. After another three days the limp disappeared. I had not yet begun any other treatments apart from rest. After another week on toileting only exercise on the lead and no sign of injury and free movement, I very cautiously let him off lead. Moving as well as he ever did. My only conclusion, in my ignorant lay terms is that he had not torn the ligament but had obviously damaged it and the bed rest and Rose-Hip Vital has at least staved off a major medical issue. I find it difficult to believe but that is the sequence of events. Thank you.