(Closed) My poor Ruby. I feel like I could barf.

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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2274 posts
Buzzing bee

Take a breath. She may heal just fine on her own. ACLs can heal on their own, and displaced hips can be put back into place.

I would cut whatever I could from the wedding, sell some stuff around the house, borrow money from people, and pay for the surgery. Don’t give her up over this. You’re family now.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would find the money and pay for the surgery.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Possibly borrow the money until after the wedding. Or postpone it totally until after the wedding. We got a pretty significant amount of money for our wedding. We saved it for a future downpayment on a new house, but this is your baby!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Please don’t give her up to a rescue. I’m not entirely sure how to come up with the money – borrow from relatives? Sign up for a no-interest credit card? Like those ones with 6 month or 1 year promo periods, and pay at least most of it back within a year.

But shes your baby; I disagree with giving up family members because things get too expensive..to be honest, I’m a little surprised you even listed giving her up to a rescue as an option!

Also, maybe ask for an ‘advance’ wedding gift perhaps from some close family members? 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Awww that poor baby. Don’t give her to a rescue! Can you put the cost on an emergency credit card? Can you ask someone in the family for a loan to be paid back after the wedding? I would do anything to pay for surgery if she ends up needing it – even a little bit of manageable debt!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

She’s adorable.  I would do whatever I could to save up/borrow for the surgery.  Or perhaps she’ll heal up on her own, but don’t give up on her.  Big hugs!!!!!!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

That’s a good point. Wait until after the wedding, and see what kind of money you get. Get it done somehow.

You can call around, if she winds up even needing surgery, and get the best price you can find. Maybe you could put a deposit on the surgery, and pay for it monthly?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

YAY glad I could help!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you call around to other vets for prices? My sisters black lab just had his blown acl repaired and it cost 750 dollars. Country vets are typically cheaper if you can find one! FYI, this was in a smaller town in Michigan. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Awww poor thing I agree with the ladies please dont give up on her theres always other options

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LizLemon:  This happened to our family lab a couple of years ago. My parents opted for the surgery but about a year later she had torn the other one. She also had a lump growing on her shoulder which turned out to be cancerous. She was 13 years old, so they decided it was time for her to go to sleep forever. 

If you can, get the surgery. Definitely call around for prices. Other vets may be willing to help you out. 

I wish you and Ruby good luck.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Some vets give payment plan options. It would definately be something to look into!

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