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…our boy go instead of putting him through more surgeries that in all likely hood wouldn't work.

If your boxer is a front amp then I would suspect recovery from ACL surgery may be a little easier.  There are several different procedures now to fix ACL issues but the recovery period is quite long before…

…you can let your pup put full weight back on the fixed knee.  I want to say the typical recovery time is around 12 weeks that you'll need to assist your pup with a belly sling and having them go on leashed walks to potty.

It is doable and like

14 August 2015 8:47 am
Topic: Torn ACL
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…off an on since November, in April took x-rays and he had a torn ACL on May 11th Radar went in for TPLO surgery, things seemed to be going well with recovery until about week 5 that his knee seemed to more swollen then it should be took him to vet and had to have over 90cc's of fluid drained and an x-ray

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18 June 2015 9:19 pm
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18 June 2015 11:50 am
Topic: Meet Loki
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…but it's pretty common here in the states.  If you have stairs that Jenny will need to navigate you might consider helping her (even after full recovery) with a belly sling or towel...going up stairs is more challenging for hind leg amps than front leg amps.  Also, if Jenny is very active you don

…as the suture but the material used is stronger so it's able to be used with larger dogs. 

For our Lucky his first procedure was the TPLO.  The recovery period I want to say was around 12 weeks.  During this time activity needs to be restricted with leash walking.  While Lucky was on leash we also…

… Because there's cutting of the bone you have to take special care that they don't fall or injure that leg till the bone has healed.  That's why the recovery period is pretty long.  If there's stairs in your home you'll have to help Tex with the sling for a while.  We had placed our mattress on the floor…

…was older and not as active.  I don't think the incision was quite as big as with the TPLO since there was no bone cutting.  I also want to say the recovery period may have been a little longer but it was many years ago so I'm not sure.  We still had to follow the restricted exercise and leash walking. …

After both procedures and recovery Lucky was back to being able to walk, run, and play in the yard without pain.  He had completely ruptured both knees and had no real use of the leg…

…and the procedures used to correct them.  The only real difference between Tex's amputation and a procedure to fix his knee is the length of the recovery period.  With amputation once the staples/sutures are removed our fur kids can start getting back to normal activity.  With orthopedic procedures

24 April 2015 9:17 am
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…but he came down with an infection (along with other issues) that led to his leg needing to be amputated.

I'll give you more detail about the recovery period when I get back.

Sahana and her Angel Leland

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15 April 2015 11:24 am
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….  Also, I know my Leland was sent home with 7 or 10 days (can't remember exactly) of antibiotics along with pain meds.  

I don't think Buddy's recovery is off to a good start so his recovery time is probably going to be a little longer than most.  I just pray that if an infection has set in that it

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2 April 2015 1:36 pm
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…precious pup will do fine.  If you browse through the forums and blogs you'll see so many large breed dogs do well with amputation.  Sure their recovery period may be a little longer than a small breed but they do recover.  My Leland was a 108lb Dobie.  He needed his left hind leg amputated due to a

1 April 2015 9:51 am
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…used any supplements as we've preferred to have the nutrients in her food.  Many foods have omega 6 - but look for the omega 3.

I hope Bailey's recovery continues smoothly.

Hi, thanks for the advice. Sounds like Leah and Bailey are in pretty similar circumstances with the same type of cancer along

…used any supplements as we've preferred to have the nutrients in her food.  Many foods have omega 6 - but look for the omega 3.

I hope Bailey's recovery continues smoothly.

18 March 2015 10:52 am
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25 February 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
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…but hopefully our fairy vet mother can chime in. I can tell you that  many Tripawds here have had some sort of leg surgery on a remaining limb. The recovery isn't easy but it's definitely do-able. And yes they've gone on to lead normal lives. My biggest questions would be:

Is a board-certified…

…surgeon doing the surgery? I would want that for my dog to ensure against any post-op complications.
Who will the dog be cared for during recovery? Are you ready for it? There is a degree of care and mobility assistance required, you'll need to be informed as much as possible by the surgeon

3 February 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
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…but once that knee went out we couldn't put him through a 3rd surgery within 6 weeks.

I wish you and Amber the best and hope she has a quick recovery!

Sahana and her Angel Leland 

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