Posts by DocKim


Dog ACL Brace – Natural Recovery

Dog ACL Brace – Natural Recovery


Posted By on May 17, 2018

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...

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Creepy Crawly Spring?

Creepy Crawly Spring?


Posted By on Apr 24, 2018

The leaves are budding, birds are singing, flowers blooming,it’s springtime in the Northern hemisphere! It’s a happy time of renewal and new growth. At least until we start to think of the bugs that also start to “flourish” which can also plague our animals both externally and internally. Part of the problem is that we have been conditioned to believe we must fear these pests and to annihilate them at all...

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The Howling Game, Pt2

The Howling Game, Pt2


Posted By on Apr 16, 2018

This is the Howling Game (on video this time) that King and I do all the time. I had to stealth videotape because if he sees it he’ll stop lol. So sadly it is facing sideways. Sometimes this game can last five (5) minutes or longer. The more in depth and varied my howls are, the more his are too. King also won’t do this game if my husband is home or if he thinks my husband is in the house. He is Donnie’s sidekick but he...

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The bully life can be RUFF πŸ˜‚πŸ’–πŸ˜Ž – this isn’t his best side lol. He’d be so embarrassed if he knew I took this photo. Full breakfast belly (raw fed dogs LOVE their food!). King doesn’t have to be told to follow the laws of health, sunbathing is one of his favorite pastimes as you can see! Since King’s CCL tear and wearing a brace he’s been able to gain back almost his full exercise daily so he’s...

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This personal journey on CCL (Cranial Cruciate Ligament) tears/ruptures in dogs part one, is going to be a LONG post. It dates back to November 2015 and features our very special “little man” King, our American Bully. The CCL is an important ligament in the stifle joint (knee) of the dog, so when it tears or ruptures that results in partial or complete joint instability, pain, and lameness. Unfortunately it is happening to...

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