11 Common Questions Regarding Dog Cruciate Ligament Repair

11 Common Questions Regarding Dog Cruciate Ligament Repair

Make the following considerations before making your decision. Question #1: What is the cost for cruciate ligament repair in my dog? The cost of surgical cruciate repair varies by geography and individual surgeon. Expect to pay in the range of $1800-$4000. Just how much you’ll have to spend depends on the surgical procedure performed and […]

Make the Right Choice For Dog Torn Knee Ligaments

Make the Right Choice For Dog Torn Knee Ligaments

I’m going to share a story about my good friend Stella, who suffers from torn knee ligaments. You’d probably never suspect her problems on your own. You see, Stella is a young, healthy dog in the prime of her life. Stella plays hard. She runs, jumps, twists, turns, and retrieves any ball thrown her way. […]

Canine Torn Ligament Treatment: What Are Your Options?

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“We estimated that owners spent $1.32 billion for the treatment of cruciate ligament rupture in dogs in the United States in 2003.” – Wilke et al. As you can see, pet parents spend a lot of money on the treatment of  cranial cruciate ligament injury. Due to the expense, canine torn ligament treatment is a […]

How is A Torn Cruciate Ligament Diagnosed?

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Your veterinarian will perform three tests to determine whether or not your dog has a ruptured or torn cruciate ligament. Tests to diagnose ruptured or torn cruciate ligament include: Physical exam X-rays Manual instability tests. Physical Exam Your vet will look for the following during the physical exam: Positive Sit Test: Dogs normally sit with […]