BullyLady wrote:Does Xander play any sports? Are you concerned about him competing?
Here in town many of the GP-type veterinarians will do ACL repairs, but we also have a veterinary orthopedic surgeon as well. Obviously the board certified surgeon charges more, so this is a question that I heard a bazillion times when I was working in the clinics. The answer that our vets always gave was that they could do the repair and they could do it well, as far as your average pet/housedog was concerned, but that if you were wanting your dog to do any sort of high-level competition or sports that you would be better off paying extra and having the surgeon do it.
I don't have any personal experience, this is just what I heard repeatedly while working with vets.
Marinepits wrote:You could always apply for a new credit card that has 0% interest for a period of time, then pay it off before that time ends. Some credit cards also offer those checks that have a small fee to use, but they carry very low interest until the balance is paid off.
Given that I have five dogs and two birds, I have one credit card that is dedicated to them and their care. Thankfully, it's usually not carrying a balance, but it's good to know that it's there in case I have unexpected emergencies to cover.
Also, since his leg is manageable with pain meds, maybe put the surgery off for a bit until you can save up some cash.
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