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  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    well drop a few of those zeros but damn doggie surgery is expensive.

    Anywho Kosmo got his stitches out of the surgical area where they fused the bones in his paw where the ligaments got torn and so to keep the suspensory ligaments intact in the other paw while the repaired one heals and can't take any load, his walking boot/splint for the right leg arrived today. here he is strutting down the runway in Paris showing off the latest in doggie prosthetics

     
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  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    I think that's awesome

    Does he seem to mind the boot? How long is it needed?
     
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  3. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    The little guy is a trooper, he hasn't messed with the post surgical dressing or the boot. He is figuring out how to cruise around on it really quickly. as for how long? we really don't know yet.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Shanahan would throw sticks for him all day.
     
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  5. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    the prosthetic





     
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  6. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    ^^^^^^^Wow.

    I love my dogs, but I probably would have put them down before that happened.
     
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  7. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Why not? we have the money, In 6 months it will be like it never happened as far as Kozmo is concerned. He is just turning 4 and he has at least 8-9 years ahead of him. This process will allow him to run, jump and play with the other dogs pain free
     
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  8. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Don't get me wrong, if we had the money, then yes, certainly. Both of our dogs are rescues with bad histories of abuse, so it's not like we don't care. But there is NO WAY we have 6 grand to sink into a dog, no matter how much we love them. If you and Ruth (?) can, then more power to you. :thumb:
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    That tread on the boot doesn't look good for high side load cornering. Should mount up some Maxxis Minion tread on there.
     
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  10. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    you are assuming way more $$ I was parodying the name of the old TV show. about 1/2 that amount
     
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    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    truth
     
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    at least a 6 million peso dog.


    hope yer pooch heals right up. he's lucky to have an owner like you :thumb:
     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    A couple of years ago, BigT dropped roughly 5 grand on back surgery for our now late poodle. Was a good investment at the time, as it gave her another 5 or so years.
     
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    Good luck with recovery pooch! Our Kona had a couple surgeries over the last year and we're in about 4 grand... still paying on that... thank goodness for Care Credit!!!! Her leg got snapped in half when she got lost and now you'd never know it happened, and she is 8! :)
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I also assumed $6k given the title plus "take off a few zeros."
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    in the end it may reach that number, as of now we are in the 4s
     
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    Damn dogs!
    They are expensive but also family. Not really any other choice but to fix them when they're broke.
    just like bikes!
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    you can get a new dog for free
     
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    Kozmo the Bionic dog goes for a walk. protective brace on the right leg, post surgical dressing with a cut in half IV bag overbooty tyed on to keep the dressing clean and dry on the left foot

     
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    For the Resident Curmudgeon you have a heart of gold.
    Kozmo really is one very lucky pooch, looks determined, and
    will repay your kindness tenfold. Non-pet people will never get this.

    My pooch [Daly] lived a full life when @ 7 yrs. was told he was chronic idiomatic (liver failure).
    Spent $$$ we didn't have, and never for one second regretted that decision.
    Here he is smiling & happy to be on land after a full day on the river.


    So....go-go-go Kozmo :thumb:
     
  21. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    here he is roughing it on my lap during a belly scratch attack. he has it rough

     
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    did you give away your dog yet?
     
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    Eric, why does everybody in your life have problems with their legs?

    Pooch looks like he's taking it like a champ though! One thing you've got to love about dogs is that they don't feel sorry for themselves. They just pick themselves up and get moving.
     
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    As a matter of fact, he is now living with my parents.
     
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    Could you be Eric's long lost love child?
     
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    Cool brace.
    Our mutt has had his ACL's (or whatever the canine version is) done in both back legs at about $2k each.
    Pretty common when they trash one for the other to go a few years down the road due to them favoring it I guess.

    I would've been perfectly happy w/ a two- or three-legged dawg, but the wife wouldn't go for it.
     
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    One thing that may scare me away from becoming a vet is people who would rather put their pet down than pay the bill for something treatable. If I do become a vet I'll probably end up doing a lot of work at cost or out of my own pocket.

    When our family dog was young, he got heartworms and the surgery to fix it was pretty expensive, but I think we had some kind of insurance that covered most of it. I was too young to remember what insurance it was but it may have been my parent's homeowners insurance.
     
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    A friend took her dog to a vet because it was badly ill. Treatment was going to be much more expensive than she could afford, so they gave her the option of treating the dog if she was willing to give it up to another home. It seemed like a pretty equitable solution to a bad situation. She would have known that it had survived and they didn't have to put down a dog or set themselves up to give out a bunch of free treatment in the future.
     
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    not everyone can afford to pay $3,4,5k on their pets to get them fixed. our dogs needed a few expensive vet visits at a time when i could barely afford it but i still did it because they mean a ton to us.
    and if you become a vet and do that, youll be broke fast. i have a few friends who are vets and none do anything at cost or pro bono...but that could be because they work for one of the largest animal hospitals in the country.
     
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    One of the girls I know at work paid $10.5K for her Jack Russell to have some sort of spinal/neck surgery. The dog I think is 8 or 9. No way in hell I would have paid that for a dog. There are so many factors of what it is/how much it costs/the dog's quality of life/etc. It's hard to say. If you have the money and you want to do it, then go for it.
     
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