How to tell the difference between dog hip dysplasia and dog knee injuries

Dog owner questions about dog hip dysplasia and dog knee injury

My wife and I originally thought our beloved litter-mate boxers to have suffered from hip dysplasia. After all, the boxer breed is known for its high energy, running, and jumping. They resemble every bit of the word rambunctious. Nonetheless, close to 7 years of ownership, my wife noticed our female having trouble standing from a sitting position.  She also struggled to sit, sitting to one side and limping for 1-2 days afterward. I knew nothing …

6 Cones and Collars for Dogs Post Surgery and Injury Recovery

6 Cones and Collars for Dogs Post Surgery and Injury Recovery

Surviving an injury or surgery, especially an ACL/CCL injury requiring tplo surgery, can be quite a traumatic experience.  The last experience desired by anyone is the dreaded and less-than-comfy “cone of shame”. We’ve all experienced the love-hate relationship of a dog wearing such a cone or collar, often referred to as e-collars, as they mend from post surgery or injury recovery. Cones and e-collars help prevent dogs from licking or chewing affected area.  If not …

Best 3 Pet Health Insurance Providers Covering TPLO Surgery for Dogs

Best 3 Pet Health Insurance Providers Cover TPLO Surgery for Dogs

Are you in search of pet health insurance that covers TPLO surgery for your dog’s knee injury? Pets deserve our attention and optimal care for as loyal and sincere as each can be from cradle to grave. It’s our duty to provide optimal quality of life and reducing, if not eliminating, common factors that lead to sustaining injuries. One way to provide optimal quality of life is carrying a pet health insurance policy.  Pet health …

Helpful Insight Into Understanding Your Dog’s CCL Injury

Helpful Insight to Understanding Your Dog’s CCL Injury

You’ve likely heard of someone painfully injuring, possibly tearing or rupturing, their ACL, also known as anterior cruciate ligament.  This type of injury is mostly common to athletes, especially female athletes. But did you know that a dog too can sustain an ACL injury? Instead of being referred to as a dog ACL injury, this same injury is formerly known as a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injury. Why do dogs need their CCL? You may …

6 Ways to Save Money on Dog Knee Surgery

6 ways to save money on dog knee surgery

Out of all the injuries a dog may sustain, tearing or rupturing a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is the most common and likely the one costly injury to break the bank for unassuming dog owners. In short, repairing your dog’s knees is likely to cost $2,000 at minimum and as much as $8,000 depending on various factors — vet’s experience, location, type of dog, severity of injury, to name a few. Now multiply that cost …