- Oct 19, 2005
The other day, our mini-dachshund was coming inside the house and he hit his knee on something. He whimpered and started limping, so we took him to the vet who said he knocked his kneecap WAY loose. We''ve had him on painkillers for a week and pick him up to take him outside, and we''ve stopped most of his walks per the orders of the vet. The reason I''m posting is, she said the only way to ensure he has the best kness possible is to have him undergo surgery. Woofie is only two years old, and dachsies can live to be 14. Does anyone have experience with dog kneecap surgery? Is this really necessary? I don''t want him in pain, and he is walking normally now, (a week later) but I don''t want him permanently scarred.