We looked into the braces SuperWanda and since my last post, Gryphon has had great improvement. Reviewing the braces on line was very confusing and basically, the cost for a brace would be equivalent or near the cost of surgery.
We've kept Gryph on his regiment of the Tri-Acta HA, Rimadyl (once every 3 days) along with plain yogurt and have entered short walks around the block back into the routine. The short walks have really helped with his mobility and keeping his muscles exercised. Its kinda sad that we can't do the 2k + walks we use to do
but just getting him out around the block does a world of wonders.
Hope your Shiloh is doing good too.