OK, first this is not about a border collie. It is about my small terrier mix, Digger.
I love this little dog tremendously, and have no where else to ask about this, so thought I would ask your indulgence on the fact that he is not a border collie.
Last Thursday we were running Freestyle moves and he did a little jump over a plastic stick, something he's done dozens or hundreds of times. He's a natural jumper, and this was only 18" high - a snap for him, but somehow he landed wrong, yelped, and stopped putting any weight on one hind leg.
My vet said that he has a knee injury; thinks most likely has popped a ligament in the knee, and I can feel when she showed me how, that the knee is not right.
He is now on Rimadyl for pain and to keep any internal inflammation down.
I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon she recommended for next week, soonest we could get. If he needs surgery I will do it, although it scares me as all surgery for one of my animals does, and I feel very badly for him.
My request : if you have had a dog with this kind of injury, can you give me any info?
Like: did it require surgery? If so, how extensive?
What was the recovery time after surgery?
Did it recover without surgery? Can it?
Did you do any physical therapy/massage/ other things at home that helped with recovery?
Any other info would be appreciated.