Doggy Surgery

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It’s official. I took Barkley to the vet for a second opinion, and yes, it was agreed that he has ruptured his cruciate ligament. It is why he’s been limping so much. The vet could feel how his muscles have atrophied on the one leg from disuse. Sadly, the recommended “fix” is $2500-$3500 worth of x-rays and surgery. Ugh. Such bad timing. David actually said it best when he noted that if it was one of us human family members, we wouldn’t hesitate about the surgery. I went ahead and scheduled the x-rays for Wednesday to confirm the diagnosis and set us up for the following procedures. I just hope that it will work.

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  1. Just recently, Mulder our doggie had a minor operation on one of his legs for an inflammation. We ended up buying the Pet Wellness Plan at Banfield (Petsmart). It would have cost us $1400 but it ended up costing $400. So far we like the coverage.

    I hope Barkley will get well soon.

  2. David is right… when it comes down to it all that matters is that they are a memeber of the family! Hope Barkly gets through it with flying colors!

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