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My poor Dude...now 2 years old, has torn his cruciate. We are just devastated! I'm so sad for him, cause he's a 130lb dog now on 3 legs. So hard to see him like that, and we are waiting on surgery now. I'm nervous going in, and what the recoveries going to be like. Oh and we have Jewel too who's 2 1/2, a bit high energy and is glued to me at most times. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi hope the surgery went ok. i have a two yr old rotti as well and she has torn both of her Acl's and we didnt know it becuase the vet we went to told us she walking like that because of her hips. when in fact she doesnt have hip dysplasia at all. it was her knees. I feel terrible for her and everywhere around here wants 3300 per knee to repair them.
 

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Hi hope the surgery went ok. i have a two yr old rotti as well and she has torn both of her Acl's and we didnt know it becuase the vet we went to told us she walking like that because of her hips. when in fact she doesnt have hip dysplasia at all. it was her knees. I feel terrible for her and everywhere around here wants 3300 per knee to repair them.
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Don't shop around for a less expensive surgery - having an orthopedic specialist who does this type of surgery is the way to go - it'll cost more but it's the BEST you can do. Don't be cheap when it comes to specialized surgery - you get what you pay for - and if you go cheap, you could very well have problems which will end up costing alot more.
 
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My poor Dude...now 2 years old, has torn his cruciate. We are just devastated! I'm so sad for him, cause he's a 130lb dog now on 3 legs. So hard to see him like that, and we are waiting on surgery now. I'm nervous going in, and what the recoveries going to be like. Oh and we have Jewel too who's 2 1/2, a bit high energy and is glued to me at most times. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
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You have to get your dog that TPLO surgery. It's very beneficial, especially to a 2 yr old pup but be advised, usually the other side will go as well. Been there done that. It's an expensive surgery but like I said, your dog will love you for doing it for him..Also, don't wait too long to do it. Scar tissue can big another obstacle when healing so don't wait, get it done ASAP!! Secondly an most importantly, your dog has no business being 130 lbs. This was probably a big contributing factor on that Cruciate tendon giving out. All that excess weight is the worst thing for your dog. If you really love your dog, PLEASE keep him away from treats and table food. You should immediately get with your vet and put him on a weight management diet. I will be taking my own advice as well. My mom has been secretly been giving my girl a scoop of ice cream after dinner and she's up to 118 which is the most she ever weighed. Typical Rotties should be anywhere from 100 to 110 the most. I hope this advice helps you. Please get that surgery!!
 
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