Protecting Your Dog from an All-Too-Common Ligament Tear

Clues for what you can do to strengthen the ligament — and what weakens it.

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In people it’s called an ACL tear — a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament that helps connect the thigh bone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia) and leaves both competitive and amateur athletes crumpled in pain. In dogs, it’s called a CCL tear — same ligament, different name. It tends to hobble dogs more gradually […]
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