Just wanted to know about the outcome of surgery to fix a luxating patella in a larger dog, like a basset hound. We have a basset hound and he was diagnosed with a luxating patella. The cost of the surgery will run about $3800 and just wanted to make sure it would be successful
First of all, I'd shop around. $3800 seems very high for the surgery. Around here, it costs $1000 per knee. You may want to see if your State University has a veterinary medicine program. I know that Michigan State does. They perform surgeries and medical procedures at a more reasonable rate.
How much does he / she weigh? The more weight you can take off that knee, the better the chances for a swift healing.
Good luck with your Basset. Tell me more about him / her. I love Basset Hounds. Pictures please.
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