Her face may be gray, but Molly is forever young at heart. Even on a laid-back trip to the beach, she insisted on playing fetch with seashells, leaping in the waves and bouncing off of mom Marissa. After one wiggly leap, Molly landed with a yelp and limped off. “I knew right away it was her CCL,” says Marissa, a member of Petplan’s Vet Services team.
After a few months of vet-ordered rest, Molly’s limp persisted. She needed surgery — and lots of down time — to repair the tear. She was apprehensive at first to use her fixed leg, but the youthful Boxer learned to bounce again after weeks of laser therapy, hydrotherapy and rehab exercises at home. “It’s hard work,” says Marissa, “but she’s healed beautifully.”
west chester, pa
$4,120 for treatment of a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tear