Featured Grateful Pet—Roxy Mae 4 Years After her ACL Repair!!
Above is a picture of Miss Roxy Mae. Mom sent us this picture of her this past March to show us how well she is doing after her ACL surgery here at Helping Hands in July of 2013! We so love to get updates on our patients. Mom included the following e-mail, along with the picture:
“Roxy and I would like to thank Helping Hands! She had ACL surgery on her right knee 4 years ago. […]
Roxy and I will never forget!
Bless you all at Helping Hands for giving Roxy her life back.
Penny Brown ??”
Mom and Roxy drove down to Helping Hands from Maryland to have her ACL surgery. Following our strict recovery protocol after ACL surgery here at Helping Hands is critical to its success. Mom had to crate Roxy Mae for the first two weeks after surgery. Roxy was only allowed out of the crate during that time for brief potty breaks while on a short leash. At the two week point, Roxy had her sutures removed and was given instructions going forward in her recovery (which is typically 8-12 weeks). We tell parents that the recovery is often harder on them than on their pet, but all that hard work is worth it. Way to go Penny! Thank you for being such an awesome Mom to your Roxy Mae 🙂
Below is a very educational video we put together to help parents understand the process and be informed, so they can make the best choice for their pet.
You can read more about ACL tears and how you can schedule the surgery if needed here. We sure hope your pet never tears his or her ACL/CCL, but if they do, we are here to help.