7-months puppy with a ruptured ligament - what to do?

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Old 05-06-2018, 03:36 PM
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7-months puppy with a ruptured ligament - what to do?

So, I'm dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety right now: we took Ziggy out of a dog pound around a month ago, only to realize after some day that he was limping badly with his right posterior leg. We had x-rays done and the vet diagnosis was simple: complete rupture of the ligament.

Now, his suggested course of action would be to wait until Ziggy is 8 months old, then perform an extracapsular surgery to stabilize the knee.

Question is: has anyone had to deal with something like this? Apparently, Ziggy can't have a TPLO because he's too young and needs to form his final bone structure. But the extracapsular is less successful, as far as I read around, and other docs are suggesting me to wait more time and then opt for that kind of surgery.

I really don't know what to do. Anyone who has experience with this?

Thank you very much.
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Talk to a few vets (which you seem to have already done) and go with the most common advice. Also, check around to see if you can get the treatment/surgery for a decent price. I have a friend whose dog needs ACL surgery and I asked someone that works at a shelter if they had any advice and they gave me a name of a vet that does ACL at a more reasonable price.

I've been looking into dog insurance (unfortunately pre existing conditions are not covered) but even though this injury won't be covered if something else happens that can be covered so it's worth checking out.

I'm sorry this happened to your little guy and I hope he gets the best help he can get. Good luck.
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:01 AM
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Talk to a few vets (which you seem to have already done) and go with the most common advice. Also, check around to see if you can get the treatment/surgery for a decent price. I have a friend whose dog needs ACL surgery and I asked someone that works at a shelter if they had any advice and they gave me a name of a vet that does ACL at a more reasonable price.

I've been looking into dog insurance (unfortunately pre existing conditions are not covered) but even though this injury won't be covered if something else happens that can be covered so it's worth checking out.

I'm sorry this happened to your little guy and I hope he gets the best help he can get. Good luck.
Thanks for your kind answer
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