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Old 06-16-2019, 02:57pm   #1
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Has anyones dog had to have TPLO surgery?
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Dear God, we're going through this just now. Our dog Cricket messed herself up, and we're exploring surgery. $6,000 was the quote. She is improving, but it's been about 7 weeks.
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Fletch is not getting better.
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Fletch is not getting better.
We were told that without, she's just gonna get arthritis, and within 2 years, the other leg will go, due to shouldering the extra load. Prayers for Fletch.
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Two vets told us basically the same info. Fletch is scheduled for surgery Tuesday. No one here does this surgery. It's a long recovery.
Thank you for prayers! Prayers and best wishes for y'alls furbaby.
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I hope everything goes well and your pooch makes a full recovery.
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Cricket is cute! Love the flying nun ears!
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Welcome back, LisaJohn!

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Sending good thoughts for both doggos.
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We had VPI ( nationwide ) insurance on Levi, our late swissy.

They covered a lot and paid (reimbursed) in a timely manner.

Next dog will have insurance again
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Yup. Our Levi had the procedure on his left side about 4 years ago. U of Mo vet school did the surgery. We were told there's a 50/50 chance the other side would need it - so far so good. Levi's @ 75 lbs, and I slept with him every night in on an inflatable mattress for eight weeks so I could lift him up and down to go out.

It was worth the cost and effort.
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Thank you for the info on Levi! So glad to know he's doing well. I have a crate set up beside my bed near his favorite window for the first two weeks. We also have a pack and play and a play yard fence to use for the other 6 weeks. Thanks for the inflatable mattress idea. I have one and we'll sleep on it if we need to. Fletch weighs 24 lbs so taking him out to potty is not a problem. I just worry about him being in pain from the surgery.
How old was Levi when he had surgery? We think Fletch is 9-10 years old.
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Thank you for the info on Levi! So glad to know he's doing well. I have a crate set up beside my bed near his favorite window for the first two weeks. We also have a pack and play and a play yard fence to use for the other 6 weeks. Thanks for the inflatable mattress idea. I have one and we'll sleep on it if we need to. Fletch weighs 24 lbs so taking him out to potty is not a problem. I just worry about him being in pain from the surgery.
How old was Levi when he had surgery? We think Fletch is 9-10 years old.
Levi was almost 5 (we think - he's an adopted stray). After the first week, he didn’t seem to show signs of much pain. Biggest problem was keeping him off the stairs and from over doing it.
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We adopted Fletch from the local humane society. He is a 2011 tornado survivor.
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No dogs for us, but here's hoping for speedy and successful recovery!
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We had VPI ( nationwide ) insurance on Levi, our late swissy.

They covered a lot and paid (reimbursed) in a timely manner.

Next dog will have insurance again
Loki has cost me over $10k in vet bills. Both he and Nukka have insurance now.
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Loki has cost me over $10k in vet bills. Both he and Nukka have insurance now.
let's just say I could have purchased a brand new full dresser Harley for what we spent on Mochi's vet bills. ( not complaining, just saying)

THAT'S why Levi had insurance
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Hey guys! Thank you for the helpful info. I researched 2 vet schools, Miss State and Auburn (yeah I know), and the specialist in Birmingham was in the same price range. $3400-$3700. My local vet said use Birmingham.
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