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Dog Screamed When He Tore His Ligament

Author: Helen S.
Skill: Healer
Date: 06-01-2012
Views: 3,945
Word Count: 326
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 7312-OR

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We have a springer spaniel who is 8 years old. Last fall he came home from the cabin limping. We did the usual checking him out thinking something was in his pad and found nothing.

We took him to the vet after a few months of on and off limping. She suggested we get some glucossomine from GNC. Than one day as he was chasing a rabbit up the hill we heard a loud scream coming from our dog, he came down the hill on 3 legs. He could no longer use the leg.

Back to the vet we went. This time she said that he would need surgery and that he had completely torn his ligaments. We both decided long ago that we would not spend thousands of dollars on dog surgeries etc. So we were left with a choice of letting him learn to walk and run on 3 legs or putting him down. We chose the 3 legs.

I continued with the GNC glucossomine for dogs then a friend gave me some liquid hip and bone formula from I think it was Avia, a network marketing company. I think we poured through 5 or 6 bottles and we saw no progress.

His hind leg was like jelly now so I started using essential oils. I tried Idaho Balsam Fir, Lemongrass and Palo Santo and BLM. That was getting expensive so I retreated to just Lemongrass topically 3 times a day and BLM 3 times a day.

It has been 6 months now and he is regaining his muscle strength in his leg. He runs now but slows up when it starts to hurt. (I think he remembers the pain)

I will continue to use the Lemongrass and the BLM for as long as it takes. Remember that he is a dog and you can't keep a dog from using the torn leg 100% if i could keep him down I think it may heal much faster!

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