Vet Rebecca’s own dog, Bruno, was in recently having damaged his cruciate ligaments in his knee and was unable to put any weight on his left back leg. Cruciate damage was diagnosed through a combination of x-rays and manipulating his knee under sedation. Bruno injured himself by twisting on his leg trying to catch a tennis ball out of mid-air.

He came in to see Stuart Ashworth who performed an operation called a TPLO, which stands for tibial plateau levelling osteotomy. 5 days after his operation he is now putting weight on his leg and is in the slow process of rehabilitation, which involves strict rest, with no jumping and definitely no chasing or jumping for tennis balls!