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The Edmonton English Bulldog Meetup Group Message Board › Help: ACL Surgery

Help: ACL Surgery

Sarah, Andrew & H.
user 14226466
Edmonton, AB
Post #: 2
Hello Everyone,

I am looking to get some feedback. Our 2.5yr EB has had some issues going on with his hind end over the past couple of months, and after seeing a specialist (Guardian Vet Clinic) we have been told he needs to have acl surgery.

I'm having a bit of a hard time with this decision because it seems to be such an involved surgery to put him through, long recovery, etc, and he moves around with no difficulty other than after a long game of ball or play session.

Does anyone have any experience with having this surgery and any vets that are recommended, as I am not 100% sold on Guardian.

Thanks!
Kevin & L.
user 9863417
Morinville, AB
Post #: 18
I would get a second opion.dr. Stretch at the spruce grove vet. 780 962-3233 treats lots of the bulldog and is very informed about there issues . It sounds like your bully just doesn't know when to say know with have fun:) the bulldog just can't play like normal dogs. Gus and gurdy haven't been able to go for a long walk( around block) in over a year. They were just to sore. I hope this helps.
Sandra G.
user 49809452
Spruce Grove, AB
Post #: 2
I recommend Dr Stretch as well, he is my Vet and has been for over 10 years, he won't make you do something just because.
Andrea C.
user 14107669
Sherwood Park, AB
Post #: 3
Hi there,
I also HIGHLY recommend Dr. Stretch at Spruce Grove Vet Clinic. Our poor Frank has had two knee surgeries in the last year, including one ACL surgery in September. There was no doubt that Frank needed the surgery. Out of the blue he ran down the stairs and after that he just wasn't able to walk at all. We took him right away to see Dr. Stretch and they even squeezed Frank's surgery in within two weeks although Dr. Stretch was booked solid.
If Dr. Stretch does recommend the surgery, he does it at a fraction of the price that others would charge. I think we paid under $1400 including all taxes, fees and meds. I think most other places would easily charge $2500+. Frank had no complications and after about 5-6 weeks, he was pretty much back to his old self. He had unusual complications with his other knee surgery (patella/wobbly knee cap) so he's been slowed down for about a year now :(
We've been away for the last few meet-ups but we usually try to come out. Feel free to ask me any questions in person or through this thread. I hope everything goes well.
~Andrea
Simon & C.
user 29274042
Edmonton, AB
Post #: 1
I would recommend getting another opionion.
I would suggest a visit to Dr. Dan Martin.
He is a certified Animal Chiropractor.
We have seen him a few times to fix up limps - front and back legs when our Chester over does it.
We have been VERY happy with the results.
He works out of Infinite Pawsibilities in the West End
780-217-9630
Sarah, Andrew & H.
user 14226466
Edmonton, AB
Post #: 3
Thanks very much for your feedback! We will be taking him for at least a second opinion. In the meantime he is happy as a clam!
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