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I am confused to what surgical procedure my olde english bulldog male (n) 93 lbs should have. TTA, TPLO, or surgical … read more
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My Jack Russel terrier has a torn ACL . The Veterinarian says
My Jack Russel terrier has a torn ACL . The Veterinarian says she needs Surgery $3000.00 She does not put weight o it , but she is also not whimpering and does not seem to be in pain other than walkin… read more
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knstrand
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I have a 94 pound American Bulldog with an ccl Tear. Im torn
I have a 94 pound American Bulldog with an ccl Tear. I'm torn what procedure to do, TPLO, TTA or TightRope. Any advise?… read more
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I have a very active 2 year old Rottweiler who has apparently
I have a very active 2 year old Rottweiler who has apparently torn his ACL in his back left leg. Our vet wants to do the TPLO surgery. Do you have any thoughts about this procedure v. the alternatives… read more
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I have a German Shepard mix. Hes limping after lying down
I have a German Shepard mix. He's limping after lying down (LEFT HIND LEG). He limps less ,or not at all after being on it for a short time. It may be getting worse,but I'm not sure. He's 8yrs old, an… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, we have a 7-month old Labrador puppy weighing 55lbs. One
Hi, we have a 7-month old Labrador puppy weighing 55lbs. One week ago, he fell from a bench on his rear leg and stretched/tore his knee ligament. He wouldn't put his leg down for 8-9 hours after the i… read more
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Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a 7.5 year old, male boxer, 67lbs who had partially
We have a 7.5 year old, male boxer, 67lbs who had partially torn ACLs in both legs. We have been quoted $3500 for a TPLO & $1600 for the traditional ACL repair. We are torn as to which option to proce… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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My 5 yr old golden retriever was recently diagnosed with a ruptured acl. Is surgery the o
My 5 yr old golden retriever was recently diagnosed with a ruptured acl. Is surgery the only option?… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
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Doctoral Degree
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My 98 lbs. German Shepard (8 years old) tore his ACL chasing
My 98 lbs. German Shepard (8 years old) tore his ACL chasing a ball. I can't afford the expensive repair. I work only half-time as a teacher's aide. What can I do?… read more
Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan
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We have a 65 lb shepherd/collie mix whos almost 8 yrs old.
We have a 65 lb shepherd/collie mix who's almost 8 yrs old. Our vet says she's got a partial tear in her ACL and has referred us to an orthopedic surgeon who's recommending TPLO surgery (surprise! a s… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello. 9 year old 44 kilogram German Shep female. Unable
Hello. 9 year old 44 kilogram German Shep female. Unable to put weight on rear left hind leg. Sudden onset. Was displaying signs of pain. Found a sore spot on inside of hock (Tarsus?). Given 1.5 tabs … read more
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Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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My beagle, Bogy, who is a bit overweight is limping and looks
My beagle, Bogy, who is a bit overweight is limping and looks to be in a lot of pain. I questioned our Vet and he suggested that Bogy lose weight and felt that he had a partially torn meniscis. Is the… read more
Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
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Doctoral Degree
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My 75 lb lab had surgery for a torn ACL 11 months ago. She
My 75 lb lab had surgery for a torn ACL 11 months ago. She has never been able to walk without limping on it. The vet makes excuses saying its in her head. I don't think if she wasn't in pain she'd be… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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Our five year old rescue mongrel has become lame in her left
Our five year old rescue mongrel has become lame in her left rear leg. She will walk on it gingerly when moving slowly, but if she speeds up, she keeps it off the ground. Our vet says it appears to be… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
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Ive been told my 15 mth lab has 2 torn acl and needs two tplo.
I've been told my 15 mth lab has 2 torn acl and needs two tplo. I'm so concerned about the invasivness of the surgery, because our dog runs and plays fine but becomes lame after these activities. I'm … read more
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Dr. Scarlett
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Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
My dog was xrayed for hip dysplasia a week ago...xrays showed
My dog was xrayed for hip dysplasia a week ago...xrays showed no hip dysplasia, vet said it may be soft tissue injury and put him on metacam for 6 weeks...he hasn't limped since his visit to the vet. … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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dog: acl..regular short walks, supplements, pain meds..hip dysplasia
My dog had ACL surg. 2 months ago and is still rarely using his leg despite swim therapy 2x per week and regular short walks, supplements, pain meds. I am concerned because his other side has hip dysp… read more
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I have a 55 pound boxer witha torn ACL. What type of surgery
I have a 55 pound boxer witha torn ACL. What type of surgery is best? The tplo sounds like the better option but he is only 1 yr ols and axtremely high energy. I am afraid of the recovery with this on… read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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