I’m sorry that your pet is having these problems. While medications can be used to decrease the discomfort and inflammation associated with cranial (anterior) cruciate ligament rupture, there is no long-term alternative to surgery. The cost of the anesthesia, surgery, and associated care is typically $2,300 – $2,500 for a large dog such as yours. We do have payment plans, and other options such as CareCredit, VetCare Foundation, available.
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