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Had surgery done (not TPLO, the classic extra-capsular kind) on my at the time 7 year old Lab. Wonderful results after a long rehab; she is now 10 1/2, runs and jumps like a kangoroo; the other knee never blew and I do not expect it to. If your dog is very active or heavier, TPLO might be the way to go but there are several kind of surgeries. It might be worth looking into which one is the most appropriate for your buddy. As you research and decide, keep him under control (leashed) at all times, even in the yard to avoid any cornering, hard running, or jumping.
Nathalie with Flem- DOB 04/24/2004 and Col - DOB 02/28/2013
Running like the wind and forever loved : Spip - 05/18/2002 -08/01/2015
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