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Maddie's Experience

Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?      Philadelphia, PA   –    February 22, 2009
  • Total cost of surgery? $3,195.60                                                                                                                                                (This did not include our initial consult, chest x-ray, CBC, chem screen & exam  – $514,00)
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Teaching Hospital – Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital/University of Pennsylvania

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog?   Maddie was 118lbs.
  • Type of chemo given?    3 doses of Carboplatin & 3 doses of Doxorubicin
  • # of sessions?                 6 sessions
  • Total cost of treatments? $2,073.85 (This fee included 3 sedations and anti-nausea medication)  Maddie also required CBC's on the weeks she did not have chemotherapy at a cost of $47.52 for approximately 8 x's.  Chest X-rays upon completion of chemotherapy and every 3 months thereafter – $317.50/per visit.  
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Teaching Hospital – Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital/University of Pennsylvania

Hope this helps.  

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? – Blythe, Ca. USA – 10/1/2009
  • Total cost of surgery?  $500.00 included two nights stay and medication
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? – private practice – Circle H Veterinary Hospital

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog? – 92 lbs.
  • Type of chemo given? –  N/A
  • # of sessions?
  • Total cost of treatments?
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

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For my pug Maggie:

Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Bay Area Veterinary Specialist (BAVS), San Leandro, CA. Amp date 9/7/06.
  • Total cost of surgery? Preliminary tests (to check for spread) $1600, For the amp and hospital stay $2850
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?  Private practice

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog? pre surgery 18 lbs, post 17 lbs, now 16.5 lbs.
  • Type of chemo given? CCNU (lomustine) and Vinblastine, alternating treatments 2 weeks apart
  • # of sessions? 12 total sessions (6 of each chemo), about 6.5 months of treatment
  • Total cost of treatments? $2700 including blood work and day at hospital for each treatment.  She was also on prednisolone, benadryl and pepcid for most of the treatment time, maybe another $400.
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice
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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? San Ramon CA (Bishop Ranch Vet Center)
  • Total cost of surgery? $2900
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog? 150#
  • Type of chemo given?  n/a
  • # of sessions?
  • Total cost of treatments?
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?

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Hero’s Medical Bills:

Amputation Costs
Location/Date: San Diego, CA on 1-8-2010
Cost: $1100 for pre-op tests plus $2500 for surgery, total $3,600
Place: Private Practice – Parkway Pet Hospital in La Mesa, CA

Chemotherapy Costs
What size is your dog? 105 pounds
Type of chemo given? None yet
Total cost of treatments? None yet
Private practice or teaching hospital? None yet

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Koda's medical bills in Australian Dollars

 

Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Queensland, Australia with breeders vet at The Range Veterinary Surgery
  • Total cost of surgery? $1000 (inc overnight stay and meds) $200 for test to confirm oesteosarcoma after amputation
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice

Diagnosis Cost:  $230 initial Xrays with normal vet, then $600 for consult and biopsy and blood work with Oncologist, Dr Maurine Thomson at Queensland Veterinary Specialists, then we proceeded with Amputation

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog? 84 pounds
  • Type of chemo given?  n/a
  • # of sessions?
  • Total cost of treatments?
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?

We do have Xrays of Koda's lungs done every 3 months at $230

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?  Auburn/CA/USA
  • Total cost of surgery? $680
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice , North Fork Vet Clinic

Post Op Cost:  seroma issues, ER visit for liver and spleen mass ($1400 alone), ongoing meds/xrays/ultrasounds/bloodwork dealing with postop tumors and mets (another $2000+).

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog?  109 pounds
  • Type of chemo given?  n/a
  • # of sessions?
  • Total cost of treatments?
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?

 Rottie Raven, osteosarcoma at 8-1/2 years old, amputation in October '09 and in February '10 due to liver mets he went back to heaven where he came from.  raven.tripawds.com

Now I have Miles, rottie mix amputee from a shelter and traveled 1500 miles to find his way here through the Rescue Railroad thanks to tripawds.com.  miles.tripawds.com

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?  Raleigh, North Carolina on 12/22/09
  • Total cost of surgery?  $2500 including preop workup, CT scan, etc.
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?  North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog?  33 pounds
  • Type of chemo given? Carboplatin
  • # of sessions? 3 so far, 4-6 total is planned
  • Total cost of treatments? $250 a treatment. Lab work every week between treatments is $40.00. Chest xrays every other month – $120.00
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Teaching hospital

 

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?  Cincinnati, OH on 3/18/2010 at Cincinnati Care Center (Very impressed with Vets, staff, & facility–they were great!)
  • Total cost of surgery?  $2500 including 3 sets xrays, preop/postop visit, meds, no bite collar.
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?  Private practice

Chemotherapy Costs

  • None given (Fibrosarcoma, not recommended as necessary by oncologist)
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Pawesome, thank you so much for filling this out!

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If there are any new members out there who want to contribute their experience to this thread, I’m sure future Tripawd pawrents would appreciate it. Thanks!

Remember, copy and paste:

Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?
  • Total cost of surgery?
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog?
  • Type of chemo given?
  • # of sessions?
  • Total cost of treatments?
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?      knoxville, TN
  • Total cost of surgery?      $1460, included amputation, chest/body films and sonigrams
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?     Univ of TN Veterinary College.  in hindsight, we should have had the procedure done by our vet, at her practice.

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog? 60#
  • Type of chemo given? doxorubicin
  • # of sessions?  five IV treatments
  • Total cost of treatments? ~$2800, including medication
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Bluegrass Animal Hospital, our vet was Cristi Moser.

 

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?      Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Total cost of surgery?     $4200 (including medications, blood work, ward fee for two nights, etc.) This is NOT counting two bone marrow biopsies before the conclusive diagnosis of osteosarcoma; each between $700-$800, and 2 previous set of xrays at our own vet. I do regret putting the two biopsies; she was in a great deal of discomfort after each one but at the time we wanted a definitive diagnosis before the amputation. 
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?    Private practice.

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog? 75
  • Type of chemo given? doxorubicin and carboplatin
  • # of sessions?  five IV treatments
  • Total cost of treatments? approx. $3500
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice

Catie -

Birthday – November 4 2003

Amputation – January 13 2010

Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011

 Catie Caitlin 

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Pawesome, thank you!

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Just came across this today. Any new members care to help update this data by reporting their costs? Thanks!

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