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RichardWu 12-18-2013 09:09 PM

Possible torn ligament
 
My 4 year old GS has been limping for a month now. I've noticed each week that his left hind leg was getting slightly better, but this week it seemed much worse. We went to the vet and they gave us an estimates of $600 for medicine (for his panus and joints), xrays, and blood tests and another $4000 for possible surgery. Does anyone know any ways to lower the costs because this is way out of my budget.

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Mary Beth 12-18-2013 09:28 PM

If it is a torn ligament, The Whole Dog journal has an article about alternatives to surgery Alternatives to Canine Surgeries - Whole Dog Journal Article Since it has been getting better and now there is a setback, I would consider doing the medication first and see how he does before considering surgery. You also may want to get a second opinion.


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