Abe is an 11 year old American Bulldog, and he is now aging gracefully thanks to the great work of Dr. Hodge. When he was 3 years old he had a few problems and Dr. Hodge helped us all through quite a difficult ordeal. He decided it was a good idea to eat Berber carpet, and unfortunately ate quite a bit. I think he thought it was spaghetti. Unfortunately, all of this carpet got stuck in his stomach, but it was difficult for our regular veterinarian to figure this out. Once Dr. Hodge got involved, she told us he needed to go to surgery to remove the carpet that was in his stomach, and we did so without delay. Following surgery, he seemed to be recovering well when only 2 weeks into recovery he was having trouble getting up. Our regular Veterinarian was not sure what was going on, so we revisited Dr. Hodge and she told us that he had torn both of the ligaments in his knees. He needed 2 knee surgeries to get him back to running and playing again. Due to his large size and recent abdominal surgery, Dr. Hodge decided to do his knees in stages. We were not sure whether Abe would ever be able to run or play again, but she assured us that this was best. So, Abe had one knee surgery (TPLO) and the second one 8 weeks later. All in all, he did amazingly well and after 5 months of recovery from the carpet incident, he was back to himself. He has recovered so well that no one believes us when we tell them that he has had two knee surgeries. He still loves to run to get you his bones and keeps us busy even now.