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Dog ACL Injury Saga Continues

The long and winding road and issues of a dog having an ACL injury continue. For those familiar, or for those who are reading this and have a dog who has been diagnosed with an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, here's our story and what we've blogged thus far: Really good references here: March of 2013: ACL partial tear diagnosis from doing a jump for the ball at the … [Read more...]

Dog ACL Surgery Six Weeks Later

It’s been six weeks since our Puppy Relations (PR) Manager, Dexter, underwent an extracapsular surgical repair of his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). During the operation, his very skilled surgeon repaired a completely torn ligament and removed the “shock absorber” portion of the knee, also called the meniscus.  Indeed, Dexter's ACL surgery six weeks later gives us pause to … [Read more...]

The Road from Dog ACL Injury to Recovery: Step by Step

Two weeks after having surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and removal of a damaged meniscus, my dog’s stitches were removed today. Indeed, the road from dog ACL injury to recovery has been a long and interesting journey. In a continuing effort to keep Fidose of Reality readers up to date, our road to date has included: March of 2013: ACL partial tear … [Read more...]

Surgery for Dog ACL Injury: The Saga Continues

Limp. Pop. Stagger. These are three things I really never wish for my dog to experience and in the past few weeks all three have come to fruition. No tail wag here. Ninety days and two weeks have come and gone and Dexter's partial ACL tear has seen its good and bad days. For those unfamiliar, my dog injured his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in March of 2013. We went from … [Read more...]

Ninety Day Update of ACL Conservative Management

Ninety days has come and gone and my dog's partial ACL tear has seen its good and bad days. For those unfamiliar, my dog injured his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in March of 2013. We went from veterinary diagnosis of a partial ACL tear with strained iliopsoas muscle to laser therapy to a custom orthotic stifle brace. And now 90 days of wearing the brace off and on, … [Read more...]

How a Stifle Brace Saved My Dog from ACL Surgery

My dog has a partial tear of his ACL/CCL (ligament) in the left rear leg. I've been blogging about this for a number of weeks, and he's had an issue for about 6 weeks. We've tried rest, homeopathic meds, cold laser therapy, and now we are onto the custom orthotic better known as the knee brace. I don't want my dog to have ACL surgery if at all possible. To recap, our we went … [Read more...]

A Non-Surgical Approach to My Dog’s ACL Tear: Brace Time

Having a dog with a leg injury is no fun. The limited mobility, wishing they could tell you "where it hurts", and not allowing them to engage in activities that could worsen their pain (running, jumping, etc), are all factors in any sort of limb or muscle boo boo. My dog partially tore his anterior cruciate ligament  (ACL) in his left knee and we are taking the conservative … [Read more...]

Christmas miracle with dog caught on video

Need a feel-good completely non-commercial and totally sans promotional holiday message that is short, succinct, full of love, and will give you reason to celebrate the season? Here is a Christmas miracle. Fidose of Reality has just the fix for those nodding yes. The kind folks at Camp Cocker Rescue in California shared a feel good story, complete with images and even video … [Read more...]

Grooming A Cocker Spaniel At Home Tips and Tricks

Grooming a Cocker Spaniel at home is something I wanted to learn for decades. I knew it would be an investment but I’d be able to groom my Cocker by myself. The main reasons I wanted to learn to groom my Cocker is for safety, security, and to take care of his coat needs on my own schedule without having to schlep him to a professional and plunk down $60. It’s worth it, but an … [Read more...]

Dog Halloween Photo Contest Winners 2019

The winners of the Ninth Annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest have been selected.  Our judges had a lot of doggone amazing entries. Your dogs are such awesome sports that it's time for them to have some fun and go for a walk.  Please be sure to come back for our Huge Holiday Photo Contest which kicks off in mid November. Be sure to sign up for our … [Read more...]