I have 20 months old 68 kg tosa inu female. My Kimiko torn her ACL around 6 months ago and for the last 5 months, we have been using an OrthoPets stifle brace. I am Polish so I would like to apologize to everyone for my mistakes in English. I am also a veterinarian but I did consult with orthopedic vets regarding Kimiko’s leg. I have to say everyone was telling me that she is too big and too heavy for non-surgical treatment. Also Kimiko is a show dog and I was very worried that after surgery she would never be able to come back to the show ring again.
So I found you guys on the internet and I contacted your office in England. I have to say that was my best decision ever !!! From now I am telling all show people to not risk the surgery and try the brace insted. Kimiko after 4 months of brace and rehabilitation came back to the show ring again and there is not even one judge who had any objections to her movement. Till now she was on 4 dog shows and she won everything.
In the end I would like to thank you very much for such a possibility. Lots of people are writing here that they choose this option because it is cheaper. I just wanted to say that in Poland this is not cheaper – it is much more expensive then TTA surgery in my town. But still in my opinion the results are much better and don’t put your dog in such a big risk of surgery and post surgery rehabilitation, which can be difficult and unsuccessful in big dogs.
I also wanted to say that you have the most wonderful and helpful staff ever in your European office. Best regards to all of you guys from me and Kimiko.
BTW if you will ever have any customers in Poland who will not be sure if they should go for it – you can easily send them to us to meet Kimiko. I will show them with pleasure how can run a dog with an ACL rupture that recovered without surgery 🙂