Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:33 AM
Also, the little guy I was supposed to go see this weekend has a minor ACL tear that happened over last weekend. The breeder called me yesterday to tell me and said she understood if I don't want to see him. I think I still do, but does anyone have any thoughts on this- he isn't even 2 yet.
Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:54 AM
Puleese, no one returns a dog once they have it and fall in love with it. Hmmmm or maybe they do? Maybe that is why she has two dogs at a year old? I would be leary of her.
I don't know much about ACL problems. Is this something that will require surgery? Will she be taking care of that?
Posted 20 October 2010 - 09:09 AM
The breeder that has the dog with the ACL tear is currently treating him. She didn't want to put him under for X-Rays, but I will talk to her more about it since he will still have to be neutered. The vet is saying that he doesn't think he will need surgery, but you never know. I am still going to see him on Sunday and my friend is going with me that is a vet, so that worked out perfectly. I am so surprised that I am having such a hard time finding a decent adult dog within a 5 hour drive!
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:49 PM
As for the torn ACL I don't know much about that either but you can do plenty of internet research and it wouldn't hurt to call your vet and ask their opinion as well.
Riley, Monte & Rumor's mom
Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:26 PM
No where on her site does she talk about health testing. No where does she even mention the AKC registered names of her adult dogs. And her contract stinks.
Just my opinion! =)
Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:50 PM
ACL surgery is thousand of dollars and usually within 2 years the other leg requires surgery. Even if she agreed to pay it, what if she wouldn't when the time came? I'd pass on this dog. And not wanting to "put him under for xrays" ? what the heck? They are painless and quick and don't require anesthesia.
YEP! Clover had a small tear 5+ years ago (agility) that blew out all together last December - $1200 - and this past July the other ligament went (they often do as they carry the extra weight as the first one heals) - yep another $1200. He is doing great now, but my credit cards at not!
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Smaller, partial tears can heal on their own, but usually the ligament deteriorates and they eventually end up rupturing a need a repair. And Xrays of the knee shouldn't require anesthesia for most dogs. In fact, CCL (in dogs its called Cranial instead of Anterior, but same ligament) can be diagnosed without Xrays in some cases.
Anyway, you've gotten good advice about the other red flags here. Just throwing in on the CCL repairs ;-)
& GCH William CGC RN
Clover, CDX RN NA NAJ; 1997 - 2012
"We give dogs the time we can spare, the room we can spare, and the love we can spare,
and they give us their all. It is truly the best deal man has ever made." - Roger Caras
Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:00 AM
I misspoke about the little guy with the ACL tear- he had an X-Ray, and they said it was a minor tear that should heal on it's own and he will go back for more X-Rays in a month to see his progress. This little guy is from a VERY reputable breeder and handler so I am glad she called me when it happened and she was very up front and honest about it all. I am not so sure what my plan from here is now (I think I am still hoping a rescue will come through and work out for us).
In the meantime, I am actively searching but patiently waiting (OK, not so patiently)