My dog tore his ACL!!??

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Sugar bee

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 # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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! 

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