Need advice on cruciate ligament rupture
My 9 yr old Rottweiler hurt her cruciate ligament (right back leg) a few weeks ago. Took her to my vet who took xrays and performed tests on the knee. Ligament had completely torn unfortunately. Vet advised strict rest for 4 weeks and prescribed Rimadyl anti-inflammatory.
Yesterday I came home from work to find her not using either of her back legs so I went straight to the emergency vet. The emergency vet said it was highly likely the ligament in the other leg was at least partially ruptured and that surgery was almost certainly warranted in the right leg too.
I've now booked her in for surgery. Just wanted to see if there was any additional advice I could get? Are there any alternatives to more surgery?