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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Bellevue,Ne (we are from Council Bluffs, Iowa) USA, November 14,2012
  • Total cost of surgery?1500
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? private practice

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog?138 pounds before Amputation/Rottie
  • Type of chemo given? Carboplatin starting Dec 12th 2012
  • # of sessions? 5 sessions  (approx 3-4 weeks apart and that will depend on blood work)
  • Total cost of treatments? 2800  (approx 550 per treatment including blood work)
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? private practice.

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CADENCE’S EXPERIENCE:

 

 

Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?  Walnut Creek, CA
  • Total cost of surgery?  $4000.00
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?  Veterinary Hospital 

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog?  95 lb
  • Type of chemo given? Carbo
  • # of sessions?   4
  • Total cost of treatments?  $2100.00   + $50.00 for bloodwork 10 days after chemo and before treatment
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?  Veterinary Hospital

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Thank you for sharing Cadence’s story here, every bit helps others.

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?  Dublin, OH   12/28/12
  • Total cost of surgery?  $1000 for everything
  • Private practice or teaching hospital?  24-hour emergency vet clinic (Rascal Animal Hospital)

We didn’t do any chemotherapy, so I can’t comment on that part.

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Murray, Kentucky 1/3/2013
  • Total cost of surgery? $767 for everything 
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Private Practice (Animal Health and Wellness, Murray KY)
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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Animal Specialty Center, Yonkers, NY, November 7th, 2012
  • Total cost of surgery? Amputation with 2 post days recovery, chest xrays, full bloodwork – $4300
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Private Practice – Owned by VCA

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog? 140lbs (St. Bernard/Mastiff/Rottie)
  • Type of chemo given? Carbo
  • # of sessions? Recommended 6 sessions, we’re doing 4, every 3 weeks.
  • Total cost of treatments? Each treatment is $700 + every other chest xray ($400)
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? Same. Animal Specialty Center, Yonkers.

 

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Diagnosis – osteosarcoma, right front leg. Bull mastiff X ridgeback – date of diagnosis 10/8/2012

Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? – Green Point , NSW, Australia – 17/8/2012
  • Total cost of surgery? – $2,500
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? – Private Practice

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your dog? – 43kg
  • Type of chemo given? –  Carboplatin & Doxorubicin – cocktail
  • # of sessions? – 6 – started three weeks post op – scans after third chemo
  • Also had to attend Vet one week after chemo for post-chemo bloods, $70 per visit – $350
  • Total cost of chemo treatments? $6000.00
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? – Private Practice

 We had AFS-Pet-Med pet insurance that paid 60-70%% of the bills, although there is a cap for chronic illnesses, we were “lucky” that our insurance year came part way through Meg’s chemo so didn’t hit it. Some insurance pays 80% but because of Meg’s age we only averaged about 60-70%

 

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I’ve been waiting for our oncologist appointment to post Jill’s information!  Here we go, keep in mind, she is a 10 pound cat, so that might vary the cost?

 

Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? New York, NY, 12/12/12
  • Total cost of surgery? $2,090 (that includes three nights stay in hospital, I needed her to stay one extra night bc I was puppy sitting)
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? private practice, Lincoln Square Vets

Chemotherapy Costs

  • What size is your cat? 10.25 lbs
  • Type of chemo given? Carboplatin and Doxorubicin (will alternate the two)
  • # of sessions? 4 sessions  (3 weeks apart)
  • Total cost of treatments? $1600  (approx 400 per treatment including blood work)
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? I believe it’s a teaching hospital….Animal Medical Center of NY

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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Amputation Cost:

City,state: Springdale, AR, 12/10/12

Cost of surgery: 837.10

Private practice hospital: Lyon Veterinary Hospital

 

Just had amputation, no chemo needed, she just had broken leg. Total cost included a week and a half stay at the vet clinic.

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Location of amputation: Rumney, NH.  Private practice.  Surgery by veterinary orthopedist.  Dec 28, 2012.

Cost: ~$1800

Location of chemo: Veterinary Cancer Center, Norwalk, CT (we live ~40min away).  Started Jan 10, 2013.

Cost: carboplatin (osteosarcoma), at least 4 treatments, every 3 weeks.  Each treatment includes bloodwork, exam, chemo, and take home drugs (2 anti-nausea and 1 antibiotic).  For 60lb dog = ~$650 per visit.  At third visit, we’ll get new chest xrays done, so that’ll cost something.  No bloodwork to be measured between chemos.

 

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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Amputation Costs
What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Torrevieja, Spain
Total cost of surgery? €380
Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice

Chemotherapy Costs
What size is your dog? 70 pounds
Type of chemo given? Not sure. (Not start yet)
# of sessions? Daily dose, 10 weeks approx (this is what the vet says she needs)
Total cost of treatments? 100€ approx 1 session every 2 weeks at 20€ per session
Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice

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Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Fort Wayne, IN January 31, 2013
  • Total cost of surgery? $861.00 included 1 night stay
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? private practice 

Chemotherapy Costs

No decision made yet.

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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Wow, I’m feeling a bit ripped off after scrolling through some of these…what-ever

 

Amputation Costs

  • What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Atlanta, GA February 6, 2013
  • Total cost of surgery? $2800.00 included 1 night stay
  • Private practice or teaching hospital? private practice 

Chemotherapy Costs

No decision made yet.

Adelaide is a young tripawd Husky, from an injury.  Her amp was on 10/1/12.  She has 4 sisters, Aissa (a senior border collie/chow), Maggie May (a puppy Great Pyrenees), Mathilde and Morrigan and 1 baby brother, Bagheera.  We are all watched over by our angel Brendol, who was dx with OSA 1/30/13, amp on 2/6/13, and left us on 8/20/13.

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Amputation Costs

What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?

St. Paul, MN, USA (TLC Veterinary Clinic, Oakdale, MN)
Total cost of surgery?

$800, 1 night stay. (That includes post-op prescriptions)

Private practice or teaching hospital?

Private practice

Chemotherapy Costs

We did not elect chemo.

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mmrocker thanks for taking the time to post your numbers!

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