Hi. I have a 9 year old Maltese, Max. He is a sweet wonderful little dog. I just found out that he has a luxating patella. I don't know if he has had any trauma at the groomer's or if he is just now developing this. I am really quite anxious about having surgery done on him. He is now on NSAIDs for a couple of weeks, but I think this is just a band-aid that the vet offered me. He is grade 3-4. I would like to know if anyone else has had this experience in a Maltese this age.