As some of you may already have noticed, or knew already, Lorke has PL on both knees.
It first gave noticable (and how!) symptoms when she was 4 - 5 months old.
By now she is just over 1 year old, and her left knee is stabilised, her right knee however keeps luxating regularly.
It affects her permanently, but she appears not to be in serious discomfort or even pain, is perfectly happy and goes about her life like any other devon kitten :-)
Her knees have not been operated on, and will not be, as long as the situation doesn't get worse.
Both we, and the orthopaedic specialist that's been monitoring her progress, feel that an operation and the weeks of recovery, would be too great an impact on her, compared to the discomfort she experiences now.
We are carefully optimistic for the future, in all :-)
Just recently an Abyssinian/Somali breeder (a breed well acqainted with PL) suggested to me to consider giving Lorke anabolic steroid injections, to help her build supporting muscle in her right leg, and to prevent her left knee deteriorating again from being overly used.
My vet is happy to administer the injections, should I want them, but asked me to look carefully into pro's and con's, since he feels this is not something to be considered lightly.
Google isn't much help so far; is there anyone here who's had experience with this?
And of course, anyone else here with devons affected by PL?