Some of you on here know about my vizsla, Blue. Heís almost 6 and the best dog Iíve ever owned. Well, I failed Blue today. He and I were camping on the beach in matagorda and this morning he was having a blast swimming and catching crabs and chasing birds. And getting wet and sandy!
So I needed to run into town and since he was dirty, I put him in the back of the truck. This dog is like my kid and almost always rides in the cab with me. But not today.
As weíre driving into town, at about 45 mph, I look in my mirror just in time to see that he was standing on top of the ice chest. Less than a second after I see him up there, he slips and falls out of the truck. A 3/4 4x4.
As Iím slowing down, I see him trying to chase after me and a leg is literally just flopping in all directions.
Itís obviously very broken. His face is gashed and heís bleeding slightly from multiple places.
So I scoop him up and find a vet in bay city. After X-rays we learn that his femur is shattered and IF an orthopedic surgeon thought It was reparable Iíd be looking at at least $3500. Not something I can do.
So the vet sedated blue, gave me lots of meds, and sent me home.
Monday Iíll be calling the local vet about an amputation I guess
Any ideas on amputation cost?