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Posted: 6/14/2009 1:11:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 1:15:57 PM EST by bear3351]
To make a long story short.

My Rottie developed a limp on her left leg, I took her to the Vet, she sends her home with 2 medicines, after 2 weeks and no improvement, the vet tells me that my dog needs knee surgery, the surgery was done 4-20-09 ($1,500.00) after 3 weeks she shows more limping, I asked the Vet to check her knee again and tells me it is all loose!!! the Vet explained that, whatever string they use sometimes snaps and that she will do a bi-lateral installation and she has to re-do the surgery, second surgery was done 5-11-09 (cost: $600.00)

This last Saturday I took my dog back to the vet for a check up and I saw the Vet's face change when she checked my dog's knee and gave me some BS that my dog may walk with a limp the rest of her life. I got all pissed and walked out. I took my dog the same day to an Orthopedic Surgeon and he explained to me, that he never does the kind of surgery that my dog had. The strings are not reliable on a dog that size (88 pounds). The very same day at 4:00 PM this new Doctor did a TPLO (Tibia Plateau Level Osteotomy) cost $4,100.00

I am so pissed, not so much for the money but my poor dog has been opened 3 times in 2 months. I am thinking about consulting a lawyer, but a lawyer will probably cost me more than the damages I have suffered.

What can I do... I am going tomorrow to the first vet's office and that Dr. is going to hear me. Besides that I wish there was more I could do. Any ideas?

First surgery.


Second Surgery.


I'll take some pictures of the 3rd. surgery tomorrow after I pick my baby up.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:17:43 PM EST
I had a vet tell me once that my Australian Shepherd was blind because his eyes were blue with brown mottling.

She swore he couldn't see.

Never took my pets back to that quack.

Hope your dog gets better.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:18:09 PM EST
Awww how cute!!1!, errr, I mean hardcore dog. All you can do, short of getting a lawyer, is ask for some or all your money back.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:19:23 PM EST
Poor pup.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:21:05 PM EST
My dogs wold have been screwed I dont have $6k.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:22:12 PM EST
Try a different vet, see what they say.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:23:02 PM EST
my dad took our cat to a vet once cuz it was drueling really bad (ended up having a sore on its tongue/bad tooth) the vet told my dad it was rabies and it should be put down

went to another one and found out about the sore on the tongue

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:25:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By va_gunz:
My dogs wold have been screwed I dont have $6k.

+1

I had a conversation with my dog.. he better stay as healthy as possible haha.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:39:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By va_gunz:
My dogs wold have been screwed I dont have $6k.


Mine too. I don't like it, but facts are facts.
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