Post # 1
Oh goodness Bees. The past two weeks have NOT been good to me. On April 7th my fiance and I found out our best friend passed from an overdose, and we had no idea that he was even doing drugs. That same night, my future inlaws came over to our house and my 6 year old Husky ran out to greet them and all I hear from inside is a yelping and shrieking from my dog!! We thought it was a pulled muscle or something caught in his paw. We gave him a few days, along with traveling for our best friends funeral. I went to the vet on Good Friday and they told me he tore his ACL!!! These past two weeks have been tough. The vet recommends surgery which costs up to $3000, which gives my fiance and I no choice but to postpone our honeymoon.
Can’t I get a break?! Any other bees have to go through a surgery for their furr baby? I’m so worried about the 8 weeks recovery.
Post # 2
FutureMrsK2014: Dogs heal up amazingly fast. I’m sorry to hear your baby got hurt, but a good vet and lots of love will be just what he needs to feel better. Definitely ask your vet about physical therapy for your dog as he heals, I’ve heard it helps tremendously. Best of luck and I wish your dog a speedy recovery.
Post # 3
Unfortunately, it’s a common injury & does require surgery. Poor baby is probably in a lot of pain.
So sorry to hear of you’re dog’s injury. He’ll need lots of TLC.
FutureMrsK2014 is right– they do heal fast. The hard part, I suspect will be keeping him quiet & resting post surgery.
Keep us posted, please.
Post # 4
Our poodle blew his ACL, when my daughter was an infant – 1983. I think it was $600 to fix it, back then. Since he was small and light, we could carry him up steps, and such. He actually chewed off his cast, in 2 days. The heal remarkably well. I remember how my other poodle did, with a spay, vs. me with a hysterectomy – ugh!
Post # 5
He’s 6 years old and he is about 70 pounds, heavier than normal. We have a one story house which is perfect, we need to purchase a crate for him. He hasn’t been in a crate since he was a puppy, I don’t think I could bare the look on his face when he has to be in there all day. I’m trying ot keep calm and not paranoid. You just feel so helpless in these situations.
Post # 6
Dogs, even adults adapt to crate training pretty easily. seeking out a den is a natural instinct.
Make the cate his happy place. Feed him & give him treats only in his crate & make a huge fuss over him for going in it. Start out with a few minutes at a time & build from there.
And no blankets–you’ll overheat him.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
FutureMrsK2014: My dog went through this last spring. It’s a very difficult recovery, but my dog is doing really great now. Just a word of warning it will probably be longer than an 8 week recovery. My baby didn’t act normal until almost 6 months out, and had to be kept completely immobile for 12 weeks. Of course every dog and every doctor is different. PM me if you have questions. I know I did when I first found out what happened.
Post # 8
Poor pup! Torn ACLs are very common and he will heal in no time!
If it’s any consolation, I find $3000 to be a real steal of a deal. Where I worked it was $5000-8000 for a med-large dog!