Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
he he, JMorr, txpipeliner90, NightSnipePaul, timlewi14
60453 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77414
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43786
BOBO the Clown 41102
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32642
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60453 Members
45 Forums
475971 Topics
6243848 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6469052 - 09/26/16 01:28 PM Partial tear ACL
Rodney2100 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 406
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

Top
#6469079 - 09/26/16 01:42 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Texasredneck70 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 67
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

Top
#6469107 - 09/26/16 02:02 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
scalebuster Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 1909
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.

Top
#6469117 - 09/26/16 02:09 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Rodney2100 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 406
Loc: Flower Mound
Rex is part of the family. Putting him down is not an option.

Top
#6469136 - 09/26/16 02:22 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
hunting_guy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 163
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.
_________________________

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

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 406
Loc: Flower Mound
thanks for the replies. Rodney

Top
#6469304 - 09/26/16 03:58 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Sweese Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/03/15
Posts: 197
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.
_________________________
Regards,

Jay



Top
#6469784 - 09/26/16 08:35 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
Hogman4127 Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 09/23/13
Posts: 627
That price is pretty steep. $2400 in Austin. My pup was not out that long.

Top
#6472431 - 09/28/16 02:30 PM Re: Partial tear ACL [Re: Rodney2100]
fracdaddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 100
hope he does alright!

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

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 406
Loc: Flower Mound
thank you for the replies. He is scheduled for the TPLO surgery Friday.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide