Dog Knee Surgery

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Is knee surgery a common procedure for dogs?

Dog Knee Surgery

Dog knee surgery, also known as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, is a common surgery in canines. The ligament in the dog's knee is torn due to accident or exertion, and the surgery repairs the ligament.

The two most important things you need to know about the surgery are that it can be expensive (more than $1,000 in some cases), and many pet health insurance companies do not cover the cost of the surgery.

Since the condition occurs in so many dogs, it pays to shop for a pet health insurance company that will cover the cost of dog knee surgery. Most companies list the surgeries they cover on their websites or in their brochures. If you're in doubt, check with the company before you purchase your pet health insurance policy.



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