Giddeon has degenerative suspensory ligament (DSLD), but he is not lame and never has been….His leg seemed to be compensating by creating massive splints on the outside of this leg…. The leg was swollen but that seemed to dissipate with exercise. There was pain and he was favoring the leg while at rest. He also had sweet itch. Although the vet was not convinced that VIVR8 could help DSLD, the owner insisted on giving VIVR8 a try since there was no other option.
Degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD) and skin disorder
A week post VIVR8 injection, the owner reported that for the first time since had been diagnosed about nine months ago, he was not swollen at all in his right leg. The left, which was more affected by the DSLD, was down considerably– even the wind puff was gone. The owner was amazed. Two weeks later, the owner reported that not only was Giddeon doing better than ever, the sweet itch skin disorder was also gone.
Dramatic improvement. Owner notes “For the first time since the month of July (8 months ago) when Giddeon was diagnosed, he is not swollen at all in his right leg. The left, which is more affected by the DSLD, is down considerably– even the wind puff is gone. And he has KNEES!! I did not realize how swollen he was in his front legs. This is AMAZING.”