Tag Archive: Luxating Patella

Feb 06

Operation for Crystal

Crystal as rescued after being a breeding bitch on a puppy farm for many years.  These years of forced continual breeding have taken their toll on Crystal and her puppies have sucked a lot of calcium out of her which has resulted in a severe cruciate ligament problem which needs an operation. We have opened a Go …

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Aug 31

Cyda Back in Hydrotherapy


Cyda has started in Hydrotherapy again after nearly 2 months off due in part to our holidays and in part to an infection she picked up at the site of her internal stitches following her Luxating Patella Operation, then she came into season! However, the rest seems to have done her good, as she managed …

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Aug 25

Cyda will be going for Hydrotherapy again soon

Following her Luxating Patella operation, Cyda has been going for Hydrotherapy at the Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Birchencliffe. She had a break when we were on holiday, then she got an infection in her knee where the internal stitches were, she was just getting over that when she came into season! She is now coming …

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Aug 04

Cyda not quite ready for Hydro-Therapy Yet

Following Cyda‘s knee infection at the site of her internal stitches for her Luxating Patella – see http://www.heronbank.co.uk/2011/07/cydas-knee-problem-update/, she had completed her course of anti-biotics and anti-inflammatories, and seemed to be doing really well. However, when we took her to the Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Birchencliffe today, Vet Rhona checked her over and found a slight …

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Jul 30

Cyda’s knee problem – update

The first results from the swabs taken recently when Cyda‘s knee problem was X-Rayed have come back Negative for aerobic infection – see http://www.heronbank.co.uk/2011/07/cyda-knee-problem/   So that’s good news.  We have to wait a few days more for the anaerobic infection results, but she seems to be very good in herself and is using the leg extremely well. …

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Jul 28

Cyda – Knee Problem

Cyda has a problem with her knee, at the site where her internal stitches were placed from her Luxating Patella operation, just under the skin.  See http://www.heronbank.co.uk/2011/04/cyda-has-a-luxating-patella/ Vet and Hydrotherapist Rhona, at Donaldson’s Animal Rehab Centre at Birchencliffe spotted it when Cyda went for hydrotherapy on Monday.  Rhona ordered an X-Ray which confirmed that an infection had …

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Jun 27

Cyda is Back in Hydrotherapy

Cyda is fully recovered from her upset stomach and is back in hydrotherapy… looking for treats!!! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdss0sctS2Y …  Anne

May 18

Video of Cyda’s First Hydrotherapy

Cyda’s first Hydrotherapy Enjoy …Anne

May 16

Hydrotherapy for Cavalier

Cyda spurred on by treats

Following major surgery for a Luxating Patella, Cyda has been for hydrotherapy again today at Donaldson’s Animal Rehab Centre in Birchencliffe. See  http://www.animalrehabilitation.co.uk/ She really worked hard, doing 3 x 3 minute sessions on the underwater treadmill. This is double what she did on the first session less than two weeks ago.   She paused to …

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Apr 21

Cyda’s check-up at the Vet – Luxating Patella


Cyda has been back to see Andrew at Donaldson & Partners, Vets.  He is pleased with her progress as she has started weight-bearing after only 2 days following surgery for her Luxating Patella Andrew has also given us some flexing and straightening exercises to do with her and some circling exercises.  If all goes well, …

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