ACL Surgery for Dogs

When you find yourself faced with a dog with a torn CCL the surgery decisions laid before you can feel overwhelming particularly when you are looking at ACL surgery for dogs.

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ACL Surgery For Dogs

When it comes to deciding whether or not you should agree to ACL surgery for your dog you will find yourself asking a lot of questions. One of the most significant questions you will want to know the answer to is whether surgery is the right choice for your dog. There are two people most qualified to answer that question, your veterinarian and yourself.

Your dog’s veterinarian knows your dog’s medical history and knows the extent of your dog’s ACL injury, from this information he or she will be able to guide you in the decision making process from a medical point of view. Knowing your dog, your vet will also be able to advise you on the best ACL surgery practice depending upon your dog’s individual needs. You, on the other hand, know your dog as well as your financial abilities and your ability to care for your dog during the aftercare period that follows surgery.

It is important that you are able to listen to your vet’s advice while also taking your limitations into consideration. Just don’t forget that when it comes to ACL surgery for dogs your vet is the expert and if surgery is the route that you have chosen to pursue for your dog’s recovery, make sure to follow your vet’s recommendation!

Need Advice on Canine ACL Surgery?

Here at Leesville Animal Hospital we offer expert advice and are always open to talking with you about the different options available to you in regards to your dog’s ACL repair and make a recommendation for a local orthopedic surgeon! If you would like to set up an appointment to talk with us about the options available to you and your dog for ACL repair give us a call at (919)870-7000.