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Old 10-17-2019, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post your pet's injuries

SanDiegoCJ has a thread about his injured dog here......https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gene...l#post44649166

I didn't want to hijack his thread so I'm starting a new one for anyone else who wants to share their pet's injuries. Let's face it - our pets do some stupid shit sometimes.

About a month ago my yellow lab Bandit tore himself up in my yard.
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I would have never known what he cut himself on if not for my security cams. I was in the driveway talking to my neighbour. When my neighbour left my yard on his quad Bandit started running after him full steam and clipped the hitch pin on my plow. The cotter pin in the hitch pin caught him and he tore through it. Kept on running like nothing happened.
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Few cuts, nothing like that^^^ thankfully. About 5 broken teeth...no k9s yet thankfully again.

I’ll look though pics. It’s a good investment to buy a cone on amazon ahead of time, they store well. A stapler (for skin) will save you lots of money. I stock antibiotics.

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I had a desert tortoise as a kid. It fell in the pool. I got to it on the bottom after about a minute. He ended up getting an upper respiratory infection and we had to give him antibiotics. That was a weird pet injury.
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Here's the security cam vid. The snow plow is sitting on the ground just in front of the square body crew dually. Watching it again, it only took 1:45 minutes between the time of impact and when I had him in the car and was driving away to the vet.

Surprisingly he didn't bleed at all. Not a single drop. He tore his skin but not any flesh at all. He was lucky it wasn't worse than what it was.

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Years ago, I was doing the trans swap on my truck. Rolled it out of garage bc I could not close door with it in, and back up towards the neighbors fence. My dog and the neighbors dog were running up and down the fence, she weaved wrong and caught the underside of my hitch, ripped her back open nice. Was costly, but got cheaper when I asked the vet for a price to put her down... (not that I was going to, I just felt $1,800 was too much for some stitches. Pretty sure they dropped it to like $800 after my comment.

Did the same play when my lab ate a towel and they wanted like $3,500 to do surgery to remove it. All of a sudden the 'we have to do this now' was able to wait an hour and she shit it out.... only cost me $700 for the 'emergency' visit my ex made me take her to on a Sunday evening...

Think I have pics of the stitches, I'll look. Pretty much same as Gary posted.
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Was costly, but got cheaper when I asked the vet for a price to put her down... (not that I was going to, I just felt $1,800 was too much for some stitches. Pretty sure they dropped it to like $800 after my comment.

Did the same play when my lab ate a towel and they wanted like $3,500 to do surgery to remove it. All of a sudden the 'we have to do this now' was able to wait an hour and she shit it out.... only cost me $700 for the 'emergency' visit my ex made me take her to on a Sunday evening...
Damn!! Why am I reading this just now? Could have saved myself some money a month ago...LOL
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Damn!! Why am I reading this just now? Could have saved myself some money a month ago...LOL
Def not my idea originally. Buddy had told me he did it years before. I was sitting there going WTF am I going to do, and remembered, gave it a shot.

Turns out as much as the Vet plays into your emotional wallet, they also don't want to put an other wise healthy dog down. Key is to be totally serious when you ask it, make them believe it is your only option monetarily.
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Damn!! Why am I reading this just now? Could have saved myself some money a month ago...LOL
If you need pet meds, I get most stuff much cheaper than the vet will charge. I keep a few grand with of stuff on hand. De worm? I have 2lb of panacur. I also have close to a full bottle of drontal plus that will expire in a year. Pbb discount!

I’m getting panacare cheaper than online price from the local vet. I also have kinda a commercial account for other meds. I can help out with in reason.
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Nothing that extreme, hopefully it stays that way too!

I hope Bandit has a speedy recovery

Our knuckle head got into it with my daughter’s much bigger pit, he just got a few puncture wounds

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This is his custom leg brace ($$$) after TPLO surgery ($$$$) for a Cruciate Ligament tear earlier this year.

He doesn’t have to wear the brace any more and is essentially 100% recovered.
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My pit Trigger blew out his knee. Had a luxating patella, which means his kneecap didn't track properly. He would limp, then be fine, then limp, then be fine...and being a pit, he never slowed down, he just partied on 3 legs.
He had a TTA operation done, and got fancy racing parts put in his leg. I spent over $5000 on his knee. My wife and I had just separated, and I wasn't about to lose my dog too.
5 or 6 years later, he gets a swelling on that same knee, they xray, ask when he broke his leg, and what vet he went to to have it set? It's healed very well.

He never showed any signs of a broken leg....

Turned out the swelling was an infection that had somehow laid dormant for years. We fought it on and off until his eventual passing from a twisted gut last spring. He was one tough dog, and I miss him.
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I hope Bandit has a speedy recovery

Our knuckle head got into it with my daughter’s much bigger pit, he just got a few puncture wounds
Your knucklehead looks dejected in that pic. I assume he's in better spirits now.

Bandit was fully healed in two weeks. He's been back to his daily running and playing sessions for a couple weeks now. Just still waiting for the shaved fur to fully grow back.


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This is his custom leg brace ($$$) after TPLO surgery ($$$$) for a Cruciate Ligament tear earlier this year.

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Happy he's back to normal. He looks like a fairly young dog. How old?


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My pit Trigger blew out his knee. Had a luxating patella, which means his kneecap didn't track properly. He would limp, then be fine, then limp, then be fine...and being a pit, he never slowed down, he just partied on 3 legs.
He had a TTA operation done, and got fancy racing parts put in his leg. I spent over $5000 on his knee. My wife and I had just separated, and I wasn't about to lose my dog too.
5 or 6 years later, he gets a swelling on that same knee, they xray, ask when he broke his leg, and what vet he went to to have it set? It's healed very well.

He never showed any signs of a broken leg....

Turned out the swelling was an infection that had somehow laid dormant for years. We fought it on and off until his eventual passing from a twisted gut last spring. He was one tough dog, and I miss him.
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Good to hear Bandit is doing well (a sweater for the weather maybe?)


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Your knucklehead looks dejected in that pic. I assume he's in better spirits now.
Elliot is back to HIS “normal” again

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Our dog Herman was hit by a car when I was seven years old.
He got a cast on his rear leg for several weeks. I can still hear the sound of that cast hitting the ground when he would walk through the house.
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This is his custom leg brace ($$$) after TPLO surgery ($$$$) for a Cruciate Ligament tear earlier this year.

He doesn’t have to wear the brace any more and is essentially 100% recovered.
That brace is pretty nifty. I don't think they had anything like that when my first Rottie tore his ACL but then again that was a decade ago.
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So this little punk lives life at like 400% throttle. He has had staples in his leg when he mistimed a jump onto our deck and hit his leg on the step and ripped it wide open. Multiple soft tissue bumps and bruises jumping onto things and running into stuff, been skunked a few times, been in a few fights, but keeps on kicking ass. Rat terriers are crazy. Hes so crazy he can defy gravity.... f phone posting lol.
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Happy he's back to normal. He looks like a fairly young dog. How old?

He'll be 10 in November based on our assumption, since we don't know when he was born.


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That brace is pretty nifty. I don't think they had anything like that when my first Rottie tore his ACL but then again that was a decade ago.

Based on what I gathered from our physical therapist, they're fairly new to the market. And they're quite proud of them. They take a cast of the leg, and then from that make a mold that the brace is fit to, making it custom to the dog, thusly ensuring I don't get any of that money back once he doesn't need it any more. lol. We probably could have skipped the brace and gone straight to the surgery, but he did get a lot of use out of it afterward during the healing process.

TPLO surgery is also somewhat fairly new. We had a traveling specialist come in and do the work. I don't remember who it was, but it was either the person that invented the procedure, or someone who was trained directly under the person who invented the procedure. It is not something I ever wish to go through again, but the results have so far been incredible.
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He'll be 10 in November based on our assumption, since we don't know when he was born.





Based on what I gathered from our physical therapist, they're fairly new to the market. And they're quite proud of them. They take a cast of the leg, and then from that make a mold that the brace is fit to, making it custom to the dog, thusly ensuring I don't get any of that money back once he doesn't need it any more. lol. We probably could have skipped the brace and gone straight to the surgery, but he did get a lot of use out of it afterward during the healing process.

TPLO surgery is also somewhat fairly new. We had a traveling specialist come in and do the work. I don't remember who it was, but it was either the person that invented the procedure, or someone who was trained directly under the person who invented the procedure. It is not something I ever wish to go through again, but the results have so far been incredible.
TPLO has been around since the early to mid 90s. TTA is the newer procedure and tends to have a quicker healing time as it's less invasive. We went with TPLO since at the time it was the more proven procedure.
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TPLO has been around since the early to mid 90s. TTA is the newer procedure and tends to have a quicker healing time as it's less invasive. We went with TPLO since at the time it was the more proven procedure.
My $100 reserve rescue mutt has 2 TPLO done to the tune of $6k. She started getting luxating patella under 1 year old. Was a really great dog, didn't want to put her down. Knew that one would eventually lead to another. She is 8.5 now, no regrets about spending the money.

My dads border collie was chasing a stick. It caught in the grass and jammed under her tongue, down throat beside windpipe. They extracted the stick but next day she was full of infection. Week in intensive care with vacuum applied to some of the spots where puss had pocketed - so that her skin would re-stick. Had a blood transfusion. Couldn't have been much closer to death. Bounced back and now healthy 9 year old. Her situation is used as a case study at the vet college now.



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My $100 reserve rescue mutt has 2 TPLO done to the tune of $6k. She started getting luxating patella under 1 year old. Was a really great dog, didn't want to put her down. Knew that one would eventually lead to another. She is 8.5 now, no regrets about spending the money.

My dads border collie was chasing a stick. It caught in the grass and jammed under her tongue, down throat beside windpipe. They extracted the stick but next day she was full of infection. Week in intensive care with vacuum applied to some of the spots where puss had pocketed - so that her skin would re-stick. Had a blood transfusion. Couldn't have been much closer to death. Bounced back and now healthy 9 year old. Her situation is used as a case study at the vet college now.




Yeah, we were really lucky with my Rottie. The surgeon talked us through what I already knew - the majority of the time if a dog blows one he'll blow the other shortly after. The reason is that for most dogs it's not really a true "injury" as much as it is a degenerative condition and if one leg is impacted the other likely is too and the additional stress put on the other leg during recovery usually finishes off the "good" leg. He said there's no real way of knowing if that's the case here or not but he'll be able to tell me more after the surgery and getting a look inside at the joint. Turns out, it really was just a fluke injury with my dog (he slipped on ice and fell hard while trying to jump) and the joint looked perfectly healthy other than the obvious torn ligament. Sure enough, he never had an issue with the other leg and never had an issue with the repaired leg either. He tore it at 5 and lived to be almost 11.
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Yeah, we were really lucky with my Rottie. The surgeon talked us through what I already knew - the majority of the time if a dog blows one he'll blow the other shortly after. The reason is that for most dogs it's not really a true "injury" as much as it is a degenerative condition and if one leg is impacted the other likely is too and the additional stress put on the other leg during recovery usually finishes off the "good" leg. He said there's no real way of knowing if that's the case here or not but he'll be able to tell me more after the surgery and getting a look inside at the joint. Turns out, it really was just a fluke injury with my dog (he slipped on ice and fell hard while trying to jump) and the joint looked perfectly healthy other than the obvious torn ligament. Sure enough, he never had an issue with the other leg and never had an issue with the repaired leg either. He tore it at 5 and lived to be almost 11.
We got her assessed and knew both were bad before one ever got bad enough to need surgery. She is my second big dog with bad knees. First was a GSD husky cross and they misdiagnosed it as bad hips. Both knees were too far gone by the time we realized it was knees. Put her down before she was 2.

The first time this one put her knee out was pretty traumatic and and we didn't know what was wrong. I got her to lay on her side and I spaced the legs out with a pillow to help her relax. As she relaxed I was able to straighten the leg out and it popped back in. After putting it back in a few times, she knew to hop over to me on 3 legs and lean up against me. I could just reach inside and move the patella back into place.. After a few weeks she knew how to play so that it stopped going out at all.
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