Is it worth it for my dog to have TPLO surgery?

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. It was hard and emotionally draining but worth it. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you are reading this, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery is probably something you’re considering for your dog or already have scheduled.

Who is the founder of the TPLO surgery?

Developed by Dr. Barclay Slocum, the TPLO surgery was originally considered a radical procedure for addressing canine ACL injuries.

How long does it take for a TPLO to heal?

Often with the TPLO surgery the dogs “feel” good. Whatever you do…don’t be one of these statistics. Over-activity can be devastating with regards to the TPLO. Remember this surgery involves cutting bone, therefore essentially there is a broken bone that needs to heal. Primary healing takes a minimum of 8 weeks. IN CONCLUSION:

Can a TPLO repair a torn ACL in a dog?

Although the TPLO is a great surgery to repair a torn ACL in dogs, it is not the only option, therefore it is best to have a conversation with your veterinarian or veterinary surgeon and discuss which option would be best for your dog.

How many dogs have no use of their legs after TPLO?

— This doesn’t mean that the other 89.1% of dogs who have TPLOs have no use of the leg after a TPLO surgery and recuperation.

How much does a TPLO repair surgery cost?

Elective Ortho Hospitalization, General – $138.92 – Cost of overnight hospital stay following TPLO repair surgery. Fluids – IV, Inital 24 Hours – $0-$190.31 – This would depend on whether or not your dog was being cared for at the hospital post operatively, and how much fluids your pet required.

What to do when your dog has TPLO surgery?

Make sure that where your dog sits in the car on the way home is free from dirt, sand or anything that might get into the wound. The doctor brought him out using a sling under his hind hips as a precaution because they have slippery floors. She said he otherwise didn’t need it.

When to take Scooby to the hospital for his TPLO surgery?

Scooby was not able to have food after midnight or anything to drink after 5 a.m. on the morning of his TPLO surgery. I checked him into the hospital around 7 a.m. so that they could take radiographs and complete his blood work in time for afternoon surgery.