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Old 08-23-2016, 04:08 PM
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Partially Torn Cruciate Ligaments

Hey everyone!

So Levi's best buddy is an English Mastiff mix (we actually think she might be more bull-mastiff), who is almost two. Her rear right leg has been bothering her for a while, and the other day she came up lame on her back left leg. They got her in for X-rays today, and it turns out she has a partially torn crucial ligament in both knees!

The cost for surgery is approximately $4,000 per knee, and my friend's don't have pet insurance. Obviously this news is very new, so they are trying to figure out what to do, but they just don't have that kind of money.

I was wondering if anyone had any information or papers/research on alternative treatments?

Thanks so much.
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Sad news. It does provide a cautionary tale for those who are not financially well off and who don't have pet insurance. I hope it works out.
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Have them shop around. I don't have pet insurance either, and our previous dog needed one knee done--successful. I don't recall it being that phenomenally expensive. Farm/rural vets -a vet that also does livestock--often charge much less than city vets-- just one thought.
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Theres a new surgery called TTA Rapid that fixes a torn cruciate! Chewy just had it done at it was $1,500

Still pricy but MUCH cheaper that 4 grand!
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Sorry to hear that... Surgery is probably the best option, but you can try some others method. You can get more info about them here Extend your Dog’s Life! Secrets revealed! – Pets News Center
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