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My Dog Is Too Old To Have Surgery For Achilles Tendon Surgery. What Should I Do?

My Dog Is Too Old To Have Surgery For Achilles Tendon Surgery. What Should I Do?

Treatment for Achilles Tendon injuries in dogs depends on the severity of the injury. Generally surgery isn't needed when there's no significant breakdown in the tendon. If your dog is unable to have surgery, either because they are too old, or for a different reason, they need to be managed conservatively. This involves rest, and stringently restricted activity, pain medication, and also the use of a splint or brace to help support the leg and joint. The joint is usually immobilised for 6-8 weeks.

It's important that you discuss treatment options with your vet, so that you can make an informed decision with the best treatment plan for your individual dog.

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