Dog ACL Brace – Natural Recovery

Posted By Dr. Kim on May 17, 2018 in Canine Naturopathy, Dog Nutrition, Joint & Muscle Support, Raw Feeding |


American Bully wearing a knee brace

King pulling again! He would not do this when his knee was first injured.

Those of you who have been reading this blog know that my American Bully King, re-injured his cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) back in February of this year. I’ll link below to both of the previous posts if you haven’t read them yet. Many people and vets call it an ACL tear so clients understand better even though in dogs it is CCL.

We decided to take the natural approach and avoid the surgery – again no surprise since I am an animal naturopath and will always choose that path as the FIRST resort. The conventional approach will always be a LAST resort for us.

The company we purchased King’s custom knee brace from is Posh Dog Knee Brace. This was a GREAT solution for us! King is doing so good and rebuilding all that muscle that he never rebuilt after the initial injury! His brace supports him so he can fully weight bear, YAY!

Recently King was sent a lei from Posh Dog. They started the company because of their own dog Pasha. She got a lei too so they are continuing that in honor of her to all client customers. The following three photos tell a story… 😁

Photo 1 – King pretending to be nonchalant about it all.

American Bully dog wearing a lei

King’s nonchalant attitude about his lei

Photo 2 – King shares it with Schatzie because she’s a girl and looks cute in it. She says no King it’s for you to honor your pawsome healing journey thanks in large part to the brace!

Carolina Dog wearing a lei

Schatzie wearing King’s lei. She wasn’t “feeling” it lol.

Photo 3 – King owning it and knowing he’s still a macho guy because Posh has helped him gain back some of his big leg muscles and getting stronger each day! Thanks Posh, we love you all! 💖 👏

American Bully with his Hawaiian lei

King owning that lei!

We are so happy our boy is doing so well. Those BIG leg muscles of his are returning. He’s confident once again. AND he’s calmer since he is getting his full exercise now too. This has been SO worth it!

Remember this natural process for wellness starts with the RIGHT nutrition for your CARNIVORE companion – aka your dog!

Here are the links to the first two posts:
https://www.aspenbloompetcare.com/2018/03/ccl-tears-in-dogs-our-personal-journey-pt-1/
https://www.aspenbloompetcare.com/2018/03/ccl-tears-in-dogs-our-personal-journey-pt-2/

Until next time…

Have a pawsitively, tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!

Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the Animal Talk Naturally podcast. Copyright 2018 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article.