Here's a small article I found on luxating patellas. Did your vet happen to tell you what grade it was? http://www.pawfectchihuahuas.com/LuxatingPatella.html
Are you saying that you're going to have both knees done on one Chi at the same time? I am a bit confused maybe. Our vet has said that they never do both knees at once. Or are you talking about 2 different Chis having surgery on one knee each, but at the same time?lbutle4 said:My chihuahua first had a grade 2 luxating patella in her right knee which never bothered her so I put her on Synovi MSM (glucosamine and chondrointin), but I did not feel that it bothered her enough to surgically repair it. She was able to run and play with my other dog without any problem. However, this week her left patella began to luxate and is causing her extreme pain. She cries out and won't eat or come out of her bed. She is on metacam for inflammation and pain which seems to help, but now I am planning to have it surgically corrected because this one is causing her pain. I am going to have them both done, because the surgery is hard on the dogs and the owners because well Chihuahuas aren't the bravest and its painful so I figure get it done with one shot!