Ripley was surrendered to New Hope in July of 2019. Shortly after he arrived in his foster home, they noticed Ripley seemed to be very stiff in his back legs. Ripley was seen at a partner vet clinic and referred to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

At Ripley’s consult, he was sedated for x-rays of both stifles to allow for surgical planning and to assess the joints. Bilateral increased stifle synovial volume, cranial tibial thrust and degenerative joint changes seen on the radiographs were consistent with cranial cruciate ligament injury in both hind legs. 

Ripley had his first of two surgeries on November 1st, which was Left Stifle Arthroscopy and Left Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedure. Full recovery is 8-12 weeks.

Ripley’s first surgery went very well and he will be scheduled for his right TPLO surgery in December of this year. 

Please consider donating to help with Ripley’s medical expenses. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated in continuing the care of our Guardians of Hope!

  • Date November 1, 2019
  • Tags Guardians of Hope