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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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My dog need surgery... anybody deal with this??

My dog, Max ( a 100 lb black lab) blew out his knee. He needs to have surgery (about $1000). Anybody deal with this ever?? I have a hard time a. spending that kind of money if theres an alternative b. putting my dog through that. Its his a.c.l. just like us humans do but the surgery seem to be a lot more invasive. Just wondered if anyone knows anything I dont...( besides the obvious )
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I could find a ton of info on this for you. Its a fairly common injury in hunting dogs

try here and do a search
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My wife did this for her cat that she had before i met her. it went well.

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How old is your dog?

I don't know much about a dog's knee, but humans can live with a torn ACL and still maintain fairly normal levels of activity. But if your dog is still young and active, it's probably worth it to get it done.
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If the "Heat" ever signs up she did something similar to her cat, I think?
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Its much easier on cats because of their laid back nature. They can lay around for 22 hours a day anyway

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Our dalmation had surgery on her knee a little over a year ago. The vet told us we coudl give her some anti inflamatory and let it go or get surgery done. We let it go for about a month but I could nto take seeing her limp or not have fun. We had the surgery done which did cost about a grand. I was a bit nervious at first and it did take a little while to recover but she is doing very well now and I am happy we made that choice.

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I'd have to ask my wife. I'm pretty sure she's seen and assisted in more than one of these surgeries.


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Oh....and by God, make sure you don't have Animal Care Center in Plainfield perform the surgery.

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Its funny to see a negative post about Animals Care Center. That is the best advice on here so far. I wish I would have mentioned it.
That is the first place we took our dog when we noticed the problem. They told us it was Arthritis and common in dalmations.

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Thanks everyone!! Im only hesitant since my dog is still running and playing... he just does it on three legs sometimes. He doesnt seem to be in pain at all. Hes only 3 years old. It seems so young to me anyway to be dealing with such an injury. Im thinking of glucosamine (sp?) and his anti-inflamatory meds and seeing if we can deal. I just dont want to be screwing up his future. (he really is my third child!!) Hey.. lets post a pic... here is my boy!!
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Thanks everyone!! Im only hesitant since my dog is still running and playing... he just does it on three legs sometimes. He doesnt seem to be in pain at all. Hes only 3 years old. It seems so young to me anyway to be dealing with such an injury. Im thinking of glucosamine (sp?) and his anti-inflamatory meds and seeing if we can deal. I just dont want to be screwing up his future. (he really is my third child!!) Hey.. lets post a pic... here is my boy!!

Do you mind me asking who diagnosed him???

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Glucosamine and chondrontin(whew check that spelling) is a good idea. Ive been giving it daily since mine was about 6 months old.

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Do you mind me asking who diagnosed him???
County Line Animal Hospital. Dr. Parvin.
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Glucosamine and chondrontin(whew check that spelling) is a good idea. Ive been giving it daily since mine was about 6 months old.
How much do you give your dog. Mines quite a bit heavier but I have no idea how to dose it out to him.
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his weight isnt so much of a concern. Go to Walgreens and get a bottle that says double strength. I started with triple strength to build it up and Ive since switched to double strength. Ill check the bottle when I get home to see what the actual mg's is. Dont worry about overdosing him if thats what youre concerned about.

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his weight isnt so much of a concern. Go to Walgreens and get a bottle that says double strength. I started with triple strength to build it up and Ive since switched to double strength. Ill check the bottle when I get home to see what the actual mg's is. Dont worry about overdosing him if thats what youre concerned about.

Ill let you know later

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My wife just called so I had her check.. triple strength = 750 mg. its Walgreens brand although I hear you can get it cheaper at Sams

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Isnt it hilarious that they think they are small dogs. Max is the same way. On the couch, in the car, in our bed!!
Hes huge but he somehow snuggle up just fine!! Dads beautiful too!! Do both live with you????
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