Coblyn - 9 year old - Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury

posted Mar 20, 2015, 12:29 PM by Rebecca Fraser-Hand   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 9:54 AM ]
Coblyn, my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, had been diagnosed at the Fullerton Animal Hospital here in Baltimore with front paw arthritis a few months ago, and the staff at the clinic were so helpful and friendly. When I brought Coblyn back in for a limp on her hind leg, I expected a similar diagnosis. Dr. Fraser took a much more in-depth look and provided an x-ray on her knee to show very plainly what what going on. She said that it wasn't arthritis, but a torn tendon/ligament on her knee, which was not too uncommon, and could definitely be treated. Surgery was the first option, but I dreaded the cost and post-op care of it. She then suggested acupuncture and holistic herbal therapy for my little girl. Having been a patient of acupuncture myself, I decided to give it a try. Within days, Coblyn was looking and seeming much better, and she was up to her old friendly, chipper self! And through all 4 sessions (that's all Coblyn needed!), Dr. Fraser was very keen to point out exactly everything that was going on, how everything worked, and how exactly all of this was helping her. Even Coblyn herself was getting used to the idea of needles going into her skin and being hooked up to a small electrical current... She doesn't even like thunder! Thank you, Dr. Fraser, for your amazing talents and skills, and for providing comfort and reassurance every step of the way. I truly feel like Coblyn is in the best hands ever, and I won't settle for any other vet to take care of my little furry friend.
Rebecca Fraser-Hand,
Apr 20, 2015, 9:53 AM