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the number we were quoted was over 2x thisBanaford in Petco is quoting $1800 for my 10lb Malti Poo. Our friends 40lb fat Beagle was the same at a private vet like 5 years ago.
yes, it has been a difficult period canine wiseDamn didnt you just lose a dog.
noDo you have insurance?
We agree with that reasoning. We're pretty fond of our pups.My late black lab had both rear legs done, a year apart. Cost us 6 grand a side.
I didn't even blink... best 12 grand I ever spent
Yeah, That's the number. $4500, and some take home meds, etc. We will re-use the cone of shame.Friend of mine had his GSD mix's knee done about a year or two ago, was around $4000.
Thank you. We are not concerned about the quality of the surgery, because this is going to be the 6th knee (3rd dog) with this vet and the rest of the repaired knees have lasted the rest of the dogs' life spans. The difference was the price has doubled and then some from the first to the latestI have had 3 dogs undergo ccl surgery in the last 20 years, most recently paying 5k in 2012 to a surgeon in Boston. At the time I could afford to be more concerned with the quality of the surgery than locating the least expensive provider. Good luck to you and Gryffin.
That's what we'd hoped to avoid when we did his first one a handful of days about 9 months ago after he tore itDid 2 back to back on my Bullmastif. 6K each.. I was told it is very common for the second one to go from pulling the weight of the injured one.
Unfortunately, this IS the other side$4k is about right. Budget for the other side within a year.
Also I got one of these
which helped so much getting him in and out of bed, down the stairs to get to the bathroom, and in the car
It was really nice to be able to deadlift him straight up. Less discomfort for him, less chance of me hurting myself. If I threw my back out while his knee was out we'd both be in big trouble. All it takes is for them to twist while you're holding them and BAM on the couch for a week.Help 'Em Up™ Dog Harness | Hip Dysplasia | Dog Carrier
Yeah. These things are a lifesaver in this situation, especially with a big dog.
I have a dachsund that a month ago was paralyzed from about halfway down. Had bulging disks which is very common in dachsunds and my 2nd one this has happened to. Had the surgery to try and restore function, only one back leg works the other one just hangs there. I am absolutely going to get that non functioning leg amputated. It impedes her motion and the potential for that dangling leg to cause more harm to her far exceeds any benefit of leaving it. Sometimes you gotta choppy choppy.Dude, I hope you’re joking.
Anybody here has a dog and are even close to amputating his leg versus rehab or surgery on her knee, PM me. I’ll fix them up and find them a good home.
If you are concerned about cost, tufts is not the way to go. I have used them several times for emergencies and their costs are at least 50% more than a typical vet.I dont know the details but I have heard Tufts Veterinary sometimes takes injured animals in as part of their schooling at minimal costs