Dr. Sean Bell, 9/12/2012
As mentioned in our previous entry, Zoey the bulldog was scheduled to come in this past Friday for her second procedure with our Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Pacchiana. This procedure was to prevent Zoey’s kneecap from popping out of place as it had been doing the past several weeks causing her to limp. Zoey’s surgery went extremely well and she went home the next day. Even though the surgery was very successful, Zoey now has a long period of rest and physical therapy ahead of her. She will be on strict rest for the next 6-8 weeks to allow her knee to fully heal. After that point, we will gradually increase Zoey’s exercise back to her normal level. We wish our Zoey-dog the best in her recovery! The problem was corrected early which will decrease the likelihood that Zoey will develop arthritis in the knee due to this problem as she gets older and will also relieve her of the discomfort of having her kneecap pop in and out of place as she moves around. We will keep you posted on how Zoey is doing!