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 torn or ruptured CCL/ACL? If so, then look no further. Our pets, especially man’s best friend, 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 …

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. While this injury is mostly common to athletes, it is sometimes referred to when a dog sustains the same injury. However, instead of a dog ACL injury, it’s actually formerly known as cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injury. Why do dogs need their CCL? You may be wondering, what in the world is this ligament and why …

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 …

5 Best Slings and Lift Harnesses for Dog Knee Injuries

5 Best Slings and Lift Harnesses for Dog Knee Injuries

Having been an owner of two rambunctious, litter-mate boxers, my wife and I so loved to see our four-legged kiddos rip, run, and tussle throughout our backyard for nearly 8 years. Towards the end of both of their lives, nothing pained us more than seeing both of babies succumb to a degenerative back issue that greatly impacted their hind limbs, joint and ligament health, and overall quality of life. As most dog owners, we were …

How to Prepare Your Dog for TPLO Surgery and Recovery

Preparing your dog for TPLO surgery and recovery

Knee injuries are surprisingly common in dogs of all sizes but are well studied and understood by vet experts. Anterior cruciate ligament damage is a condition very often encountered in canine orthopedics. The most popular – and successful – treatment is TPLO. Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy is, as its name suggests, an osteotomy. This means the surgeon needs to cut into the tibial bone in order to reposition it, fix it with plates and screws, …