My surgeon suggested not doing two THRs. He does one THR and if need be, an FHO on the other side, if ever.
He said less than 25% of cases ever need a second surgery as the THR significantly takes the weight off the other side. An FHO on the other side would be more for pain relief.
My dog never needed the other side done.
PS. My dog still heaved himself up from his front legs, but with a lot less strain once he had his hip replaced.
I got a dog for my husband. It was a good trade.
LILLY and RUDY
In Memory of MADISON, The King 12/89-6/04
In Memory of JAKE, The Perfect Dog 9/01-11/02