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I am so sorry that no one has assisted you yet today. This is a difficult question and each case is a little different. I have owners who have done the surgery on one pet yet not on another (ironically same family, same breed but 1 year apart) because in combination of the financial burden they didn't see a significant change in quality of life but also the first dog survived about 6 months after the procedure and died of other issues.Most of my clients elect not to do the procedure but I do have the occasional one that does. I think it depends on how well he gets along without surgery, does he engage with the family, have any difficulties maneuvering in his environment, is at any risk of injuring himself? If the answer is that he has a quality of life without surgery perhaps it is something to hold off on but again every case is just so different it is challenging to answer without knowing your dogI hope this helps but please let me know how else I can assist you both today
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