Understand TPLO Surgery For Dogs and How To Identify Your Dog’s Need for Surgery

You might be asking “What does TPLO surgery stand for?” TPLO stands for Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, and it’s a surgical procedure commonly performed in dogs to treat cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) ruptures, which is equivalent to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in humans. The cranial cruciate ligament is crucial for stabilizing the knee […]

Why You Should Have Pet Insurance

In the lives of pet owners, our furry friends are more than just animals; they are integral family members who bring joy, companionship, and love into our homes. As with any family member, their health and well-being are of paramount importance, which brings us to an essential consideration for pet owners: pet insurance. Here are […]

Miracle on Four Legs: Coco’s Journey Through Cruciate Ligament Surgery

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Today we will look at one of many star patients. Coco is a 7 year old female boxer that presented to AOSSD with a torn cruciate ligament in her right knee. Coco during her pre-op exam Coco had a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) performed. For this surgery we cut the top of the tibia, […]