Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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25 November 2021
Hello all, just wanted to give a vet recommendation for those in the DMV (Delaware, DC, Maryland, Virginia) area for amputation. While not cheap, my dog Harley had his left forelimb amputated at Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Annapolis, MD by Dr. Elisabeth Moore. The surgery was top-notch, follow up calls (two from tech and one from vet) and follow up care also very good. Harley was sent home with appropriate pain meds (Codeine) and he already had Gabapentin and Carprofen at home. He was kept overnight and was deemed "good to go" the day after surgery. The stitches were dissolving so there was no stitch removal and there were zero complications at the incision site. During surgery, long acting pain injections and also antibiotic injections were given. Oral antibiotics were not necessary. Total cost for the surgery was just over $4600 which included all of the medications that he was sent home with. It would have been more if we didn't already have the Gabapentin and Carprofen at home (at much reduced prices).
24 September 2009
Thank you so much for sharing! CVSS looks like such a fantastic practice. I see they have a rehab therapy department too. Pawesome!
Harley is a lucky dawg to have a great team working to get him strong and healthy.