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Flower's Information

Birthday: August 1997
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Date of Surgery: January 18, 2006
Product: Total Knee
Surgeons: Dr. William D. Liska; Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Robin McConaughey; VCA Spring Branch, Houston, TX

Flower had a previous knee surgery procedure to repair a torn cranial cruciate ligament. The prognosis was very poor even if additional reconstructive surgery would be performed. A knee replacement was the ideal procedure to perform. For four and a half years Flower was able to enjoy all of her favorite activities into her golden years. A progressive neurologic disorder eventually affected her ability to use her hind limbs and she peacefully left her loved ones for Rainbow Bridge in October 2010.

Contributed by Dr. William D. Liska and Flower’s owner, Lisa R. Switzer


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