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how much does a back surgery cost for my dog. he cant move

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how much does a back surgery cost for my dog. he can't move his rear legs.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

Depends on your demographic (certainly things cost more on the West Coast than in Kansas), testing necessary before surgery (i.e. myelogram or MRI), and how much spinal surgery is needed.

 

I could easily say over $3000, and could cross $4500 with post-care, medications, etc...

 

Greatly depends on the specialist.

You can use this link to find a neurologist near where you live for an evaluation:

 

Find Various Specialists

--> Under "specialty" select SAIM = Small Animal Internal Medicine

--> Or, you can search for a Neurologist, Cardiologist or Oncologist

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Good Luck

Dr. Andy