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Cranial cruciate ligament tear and Lucy's progress
Update - Day 9 of the tear Lucy is getting around better every day. We have not given her any pain medication now in at least two days. Read some interesting information that said the pain (as long as it isn't severe) is actually "good" for your pet.
The reason is if your pain medication remove all sensation of pain, they may put more weight or otherwise try to use the injured leg and cause more damage. Pain is actually natures way of saying "Don't do that right now". It helps they self-regulate their activity. I still think we made the correct decision not the have the surgery and put our little girl through all that. I just hope that she doesn't end up with a major limp for the rest of her life. More to come...