• 29 days ago

    ACL Surgery for 13 Year Old Dog

    My 13 yo mixed breed was just diagnosed with a torn cruciate ligament. The Vet is recommending surgery assuming she passes her blood work tests.

    The surgery is between $3,500 and $4,500 which isn't actually the issue. She may be close to her maximum life expectancy and I don't want to put her through a prolonged rehab.

    The question is: can she live out the rest of her life relatively comfortably on pain medication, or less invasive treatment?

    Thank you,
    Steve

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  • 20 days ago

    RE: ACL Surgery for 13 Year Old Dog

    Our dog is about 11 and had acl surgery a month or so ago. He is a big dog, weighing about 85 pounds. He was miserable and in a lot of pain before surgery. He is now doing MUCH better. Is taking cbd oil for pets. Great stuff! If your dog is healthy and if you have a surgeon you trust, get the surgery ASAP and get the cbd oil to ease inflammation and discomfort afterwards.