Pippin had his Luxating Patella surgery 2 months ago today. He is doing so very well. He is a changed dog. I had a follow-up visit with his vet today and Pippin doesn't need to come back again, unless there are problems.
I would say that Pippin is putting about 80-90 % of his weight on the leg and it won't be long now before he is fully mobile.
What I have noticed since the surgery is that Pippin is more cuddly, more affectionate and more playful. It is amazing. I guess he was in pain before, even when he didn't yelp. That is what the vet says. Now that he doesn't have the discomfort in his knee anymore, he is a changed dog!
Before the surgery, Pippin slept on the floor in my bedroom. Post surgery he sleeps with his head on my pillow. And he often asks to be cuddled & petted during the day. He is so much more friendly now.
You should have seen him the other night. He picked up a dog toy and tossed it in the air. He was having such a good time, the other dogs came to play with him. Pip is a little over 4 years old and he is acting like a playful puppy. I had such a big smile on my face, watching him having fun.
If anyone has a dog with LP and has been delaying the surgery, let me encourage you to get it done. I guess Pippin had discomfort, even when he wasn't yelping and I didn't know it. Now that he is pain free, he is a new dog.