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Old 01-10-2012, 06:50 AM
 
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OUCH... My yorkie tore his ACL a couple of months ago and it cost me less than $500. I am so glad I live in a small town.

When he tore his he just yelped and I noticed the leg seemed to be pointing outward and appeared to wabble when he walked. He couldn't put any weight on it. He still favors it a bit a few months later but he is putting weight on it now.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:49 AM
 
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To be honest, it will depend on two things, first) the size of your animal. Any animal above 65 pounds goes into the "higher" bracket and the cost is higher. Second) how expensive your vet is to begin with.

I had a cattle dog/white shepherd mix she weighed about 60 pounds and had both knees done at different times by the same vet. I spent about $500 for each ACL surgery. Give or take a $100.

She did not have complications or extended stays. She came through both surgeries very well and my vet did a great job.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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My male lab had acl surgery at the end of October and is doing great! He has pretty much returned to full activity, although I still do not allow him to run free on the beach. His uses his leg in the same manner he did prior to the injury. The cost of his surgery was around 3500.00.

I have to say it was well worth it! Although, the first week of recovery is terrible as they are in a lot of pain....I do not think I was prepared for how miserable he would be.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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My male lab had acl surgery at the end of October and is doing great! He has pretty much returned to full activity, although I still do not allow him to run free on the beach. His uses his leg in the same manner he did prior to the injury. The cost of his surgery was around 3500.00.

I have to say it was well worth it! Although, the first week of recovery is terrible as they are in a lot of pain....I do not think I was prepared for how miserable he would be.
do you know which surgery he had? thing is - i'm fully prepared for the misery. i personally experienced that first week of recovery, and it's hard to go through. can't imagine not being able to talk to my caregivers though!
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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My male lab had acl surgery at the end of October and is doing great! He has pretty much returned to full activity, although I still do not allow him to run free on the beach. His uses his leg in the same manner he did prior to the injury. The cost of his surgery was around 3500.00.

I have to say it was well worth it! Although, the first week of recovery is terrible as they are in a lot of pain....I do not think I was prepared for how miserable he would be.
The second time out was much harder on my ole girl than the first time. I think she was about five years old on the first surgery. The second, she was seven or eight. She cried like a baby that first night, which had me in tears. I couldn't do anything to comfort her. I felt so bad.

I did sing to her, "You Are My Sunshine" as the tears rolled down my cheeks...she layed at my feet.

Man, I miss that ole girl...may she R.I.P.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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I was actually surprised as my 8 yo Yorkie didn't appear to have pain. He didn't put his weight on his back leg though. I tried to keep him from running and that was a total failure.

The cost does depend on the area you live in. I lived in FL and the vet's there charge a lot more than where I live now.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Living on 10 acres in Oklahoma
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There are different types of ACL repair options which cost will reflect. Our Aussie mix had the TTA on one knee in 2009 and TPLO on the other in 2011. Each surgery was $3,000 which included blood work, per/post op appointments and all medications. We live in Oklahoma.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:37 PM
 
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Has anyone had ACL surgery on a little over a 1 yr old ? I have the most beautiful 14 month old lab who has a tear of the right ACL and partial tear of the left ACL. Can anyone tell me how the recovery was and the cost?
Thanks
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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I had these surgeries done on my Rottweiler and they all failed. I wouldn't bother again. Dogs do fine without surgery.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:23 PM
 
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One of my bullies had it done at Garden State Vet Specialists in Tinton Falls. This was back in around 2009. It cost around $2500.
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