My buddy (and my daughter's best friend) tore her ACL Tuesday night (degenerative condition). So, I have to go see a surgeon on Monday to get the options and prices for her. She's a six year old lab/pitt mix. If she were older and not very active, I'd probably just bypass the days and keep her comfy. But poor dog is in a lot of pain and it kills me to see her this way. I'm a softy where my dog is concerned.
I know there are several types of surgeries and most of them are very successful. If you guys have had this issue, what was your experience, type of surgery, and cost? I'm considering the ESLT procedure as it's the lowest cost and my vet said it should be pretty good for my dog. I used to take her jogging with me, but in the past year or so, she's been primarily a fetch the ball dog and I haven't taken her on runs with me.