Kali's Knee Surgery

Hi everyone!
Two years ago I adopted Kali from a shelter. She was an unplanned adoption, but I've never regretted it.  Kali is a Treeing Walker Coonhound, and is now two and a half years old. She loves to give kisses and play fetch, and is constantly running circles around the backyard. 

About two days ago Kali, began limping severely. The vet diagnosed her with a grade 4 Patellar Luxation, which means her knee cap and the tendon that supports it is stuck outside of it's normal position. The vet also stated that there could be tears to Kali's ACL and/or cruciate ligaments. Kali currently requires help up and down the stairs, cannot go on walks like normal, and has trouble getting up on the couches and beds. While pain is not a major issue, Kali very rarely puts pressure on her affected leg and is in visible discomfort. 

Our vet highly recommends surgery, as soon as possible. If left untreated Kali's pain and discomfort will grow, and extra strain could cause her cruciate ligaments to rupture.  She sent me a detailed estimate for the surgery, and unfortunately this happened before Kali's insurance went into effect. 

Seeing Kali struggle to do normal everyday things is heartbreaking. Anything is appreciated, and the sooner Kali's surgery happens, the sooner she gets back to being the loving and rambuctious dog she is.


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Jessica Macdonald 
Bronxville, NY