Cost of Dog Knee Surgery – Are There Options to Reduce the Cost?

Dealing with a torn cranial crucial ligament in your dog is never an easy thing, and when you add in the high cost of dog knee surgery, it can become a very stressful situation for both the dog and the dog owner. When you begin to research the type of surgeries available to treat the injury, you'll find the following primary surgery types which can range anywhere from … [Read more...]

Knee Ligament and Knee Joint Repair Options for Labrador Retrievers

Treating a torn CCL in Labrador Retrievers

Whether you have a black lab, yellow lab or a chocolate lab, you will typically be looking at 1 of 2 knee repair procedures for larger dogs - TPLO or TTA surgery to repair the torn or ruptured cranial cruciate ligament in your dogs knee. The traditional technique (extracapsular technique) typically isn't used in large breed dogs, such as Black Labrador Retrievers, Yellow … [Read more...]

Cost of TPLO Surgery – Cost to Repair Torn Cruciate Ligament in Dogs

Cost of TPLO Surgery in Dogs

Typical TPLO surgeries can cost anywhere in the range of $1,500 to $3,500, though I have heard some people say that they have been quoted all the way up to $4,500 for TPLO surgery. As with other surgical options, TPLO surgery cost can depend on the location that you live in, the size of the dog, the age of the dog etc. The TPLO surgery procedure is a fairly invasive surgery … [Read more...]

Surgical Options for Torn/Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament (Cranial Crucial Ligament)

When it comes to caring for our pets, we all want the best possible option, however, most veterinarians will have a single method that they prefer to perform, thus leaving you to find another vet if you do not agree with having a specific CCL surgery. Prior to committing your dog to a surgery, you're going to want to find out what option your veterinarian will perform, the … [Read more...]

TPLO – Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy – Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

TPLO, or tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, is a common surgery performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle (knee) joint after a tear or rupture in the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) (can be compared to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans). Normally, the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) prevents backward-forward movement of the stifle joint. When it tears/ruptures, the … [Read more...]