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#6469052 - 09/26/16 01:28 PM Partial tear ACL
Rodney2100 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 407
Loc: Flower Mound
I have been told by my a Veterinary Specialist that my lab has a partial ACL tear. Has anyone ever dealt with this type of injury to your dog? Surgery will be aprox 3600.00

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#6469079 - 09/26/16 01:42 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Texasredneck70 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 114
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Rodney

My lab had a partial tear for about six months, then the full tear. I had the TPL surgery done in March. The vet told me it takes about a year before he could run hard again. First two months were hard, he had trouble getting up and down. He is 8 years old so more of a around the house dog now.

I used Dr. Marcum in Frisco, he was about 2500.00, for the surgery. I think the meds were another couple of hundred dollars.

Barry

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#6469107 - 09/26/16 02:02 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
scalebuster Online   content
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Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 2633
This happened to my best friends lab. He had the surgery done on his dog and then the next year had to do the other leg. He's got $6K invested in a dog that's not worth anything. He also has to lift that giant out of the truck when he takes him anywhere.

If it were me I'd get a new pup to start training on and put the other dog down when he can't function. It costs the same to feed a healthy dog as it does to feed a crippled one.

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#6469117 - 09/26/16 02:09 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Rodney2100 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 407
Loc: Flower Mound
Rex is part of the family. Putting him down is not an option.

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#6469136 - 09/26/16 02:22 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
hunting_guy Offline
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Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 194
Loc: Central Texas
If that's the case, just get the surgery and let him rest up before next season. Dogs are hardy creatures, surgery is well worth the money on a good retriever.

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#6469165 - 09/26/16 02:40 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Rodney2100 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 407
Loc: Flower Mound
thanks for the replies. Rodney

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#6469304 - 09/26/16 03:58 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Sweese Offline
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Registered: 07/03/15
Posts: 251
Loc: North Texas
That is tough news and I pray that there is a speedy recovery.

If you want a second opinion or want to really understand the surgery and recovery time, I recommend you see Dr. Ed Aycock of Lewisville North Animal Clinic. Being a long time retriever field trialer, I am sure he will offer you some good insight regarding this injury.
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#6469784 - 09/26/16 08:35 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Hogman4127 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/13
Posts: 645
That price is pretty steep. $2400 in Austin. My pup was not out that long.

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#6472431 - 09/28/16 02:30 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
fracdaddy Offline
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Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 100
hope he does alright!

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#6473686 - 09/29/16 12:12 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Rodney2100 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 407
Loc: Flower Mound
thank you for the replies. He is scheduled for the TPLO surgery Friday.

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