Johny was 8 weeks old when I received a call from the breeder saying ‘we have a swimmer pup, can you fix that ?’. This rare muscular condition makes standing and walking difficult. If left untreated, skeletal deformities develop. The breeder was excellent and requested for us to try and fix the problems but was understanding that the overall outlook was grim. After two knee reconstructions and some inventive splinting, this pup went on to stand and regain the ability to walk. These cases are challenging and we cannot make the legs normal.

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