I’m heading off to bed here but am hopeful that tomorrow morning may bring me a wealth of Doper knowledge to peruse at my leisure.
My dog (Bodhi, he’s awesome!) blew his right ACL a couple of weeks ago and my vet recommended I see a veterinarian he knows that has a more naturopathic approach. She does prolotherapy, and he (my long-time vet) believed Bodhi to be a good candidate for the procedure. Avoiding surgery is certainly desirable, I’m not entirely sure I’ve got the previous $3k paid off from the TPLO surgery he had on the opposite leg 5 years ago I’ve done some Googling and see they’ve been doing this procedure on people for a number of years.
Bodhi had his first run at it today. While she was at it she performed it in each hip as well as the knee to (hopefully) help to stabilize his hip dysplasia. And hey, since he was already laying there sedated… let’s hook him up with some acupuncture to help arthritis pain and stiffness in his back and hindquarters.
He’s happy to be home and in bed - a little groggy and certainly in some pain. With some awkward looking bald patches.
What can you tell me about prolotherapy that may assist in my knowledge as I go down this road? TIA & Goodnight!