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Any pet owning HPC ers had any experience of outcomes from either of these procedures.

Got 7.5 yr old female retriever hobbling about looking very sorry for herself.

Went to vet, after £200 worth of jabs xrays and sedation, it appears she needs an op on her cruciate.

Theres the GOLD option at £2k or the hit and hope op at about £450. Which involves a suture and lots of rest.

Any first hand info on how any large dog has gotten on after the cheap op would be very welcome.

Shit day, but at least the ginger squirrell mite be toast, so not all bad.

Anyone short of a few bob, should get themselves to vet school. Very lucrative. :angry:

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Any pet owning HPC ers had any experience of outcomes from either of these procedures.

Got 7.5 yr old female retriever hobbling about looking very sorry for herself.

Went to vet, after £200 worth of jabs xrays and sedation, it appears she needs an op on her cruciate.

Theres the GOLD option at £2k or the hit and hope op at about £450. Which involves a suture and lots of rest.

Any first hand info on how any large dog has gotten on after the cheap op would be very welcome.

Shit day, but at least the ginger squirrell mite be toast, so not all bad.

Anyone short of a few bob, should get themselves to vet school. Very lucrative. :angry:

There's always the Korean option.

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Do you suggest the Hannibal Lecter option to relatives of elderly patients?

They're a bit more chewy than a 7 year old dog.

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Bolt the stable door after the horse and all.

Insurance? £11 per month for my 5 year old lab

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Bolt the stable door after the horse and all.

Insurance? £11 per month for my 5 year old lab

Shorter cooking time per kilogram with young labradors.

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Bolt the stable door after the horse and all.

Insurance? £11 per month for my 5 year old lab

Vets love you guys.. always pay for the gold option ;)

No "Switzerland" option? :ph34r:

[Damn.. beaten to the Switzerland reference]

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Our dog Tammy had a ruptured cruciate ligament a few years back, she was 12 at the time. I believe the operation was about £600 and involved threading a rubber band through the two bits of bone, creating an artificial joint, something like that. Ater a lot of rest she was able to walk on the leg again, although we had to ban her from climbing up and jumping off the bed. Sadly we had to have her put down 18 months later as she had arthritus in her limbs and her medication for that stopped being affective.

So, in my opinion, get the cheaper operation done, it worked for us and extended Tammy's life for longer.

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Our dog Tammy had a ruptured cruciate ligament a few years back, she was 12 at the time. I believe the operation was about £600 and involved threading a rubber band through the two bits of bone, creating an artificial joint, something like that. Ater a lot of rest she was able to walk on the leg again, although we had to ban her from climbing up and jumping off the bed. Sadly we had to have her put down 18 months later as she had arthritus in her limbs and her medication for that stopped being affective.

So, in my opinion, get the cheaper operation done, it worked for us and extended Tammy's life for longer.

Cheers, btw what breed was your dog?

Thats what i was hoping to hear.

Have been told that the other, good leg could go, due to excess strain on it.

So with that in mind, i'll go for that suture type op. Which up until 5 years ago was all they did anyway.

I dont even trust medical insurance for myself let alone a hound. ;)

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Seriously, if it's like cruciates in humans, you should probably ask what the average lifespan of each ligament repair is. In humans the synthetic ligament repairs have a pretty poor lifespan compared with using patellar ligaments or hamstrings.

Ironic you've got that username and you're asking us advice on leg surgery.

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How about the amputate-and-fit-wheels option?

A mate of mine had a Jack Russell called "Trio".

Not a very good juggler, but could get to the food bowl.

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Seriously, if it's like cruciates in humans, you should probably ask what the average lifespan of each ligament repair is. In humans the synthetic ligament repairs have a pretty poor lifespan compared with using patellar or hamstrings.

Ironic you've got that username and you're asking us advice on leg surgery.

Thanks for that.

Here be the origins of my nomenclature.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shindig

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A mate of mine had a Jack Russell called "Trio".

Not a very good juggler, but could get to the food bowl.

3 legged cat up the road. Runs, jumps and escapes dogs just fine. :)

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Any pet owning HPC ers had any experience of outcomes from either of these procedures.

Got 7.5 yr old female retriever hobbling about looking very sorry for herself.

Went to vet, after £200 worth of jabs xrays and sedation, it appears she needs an op on her cruciate.

Theres the GOLD option at £2k or the hit and hope op at about £450. Which involves a suture and lots of rest.

Any first hand info on how any large dog has gotten on after the cheap op would be very welcome.

Shit day, but at least the ginger squirrell mite be toast, so not all bad.

Anyone short of a few bob, should get themselves to vet school. Very lucrative. :angry:

Yes, Vet School the easy option,8 years i believe.

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Bolt the stable door after the horse and all.

Insurance? £11 per month for my 5 year old lab

I hope, you never have to claim, but if you do, that your claim, is successful.

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Well pay up and stop ******* moaning.Oooh the Car needs a service dear,no problem.

Yup, i'll be stumping up £500 or so.

If it was a car it'd be scrapped, but she's my widower fathers companion.

And vets know the emotional pull of pets.

Arsewipe.

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Bolt the stable door after the horse and all.

Insurance? £11 per month for my 5 year old lab

That sounds cheap for dog insurance. Who are you with?

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