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Anyone NOT done TPLO?

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Our 4 year old male has torn the ccl in both hind knees.  We have met with the surgeon and he recommends that we have TPLO done on both knees.  It seems that for a 4 year old dog that it is pretty much the only good option.  
The bottom line for us, though, is that we cannot afford it.  We will have to take out a second mortgage on our house to even afford one knee ($3,200), my current job is ending in June and we are going to be just barely scraping by even without the extra payments.  
Has anyone chosen to not do the surgery?  The surgeon said that he will not have any use of his hind legs within 2 years if we don't do it.  Is this true?
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the other option may be to contact a place like care credit to see if you could go a pet insurance/credit card/....ask your vet if they accept it first though....It is tough because of it being both legs...but as said before yes eventually they will go out....
[quote="owenowlsnest\";p=\"105365":38op9y3o]I don't know if any of the veterinary schools have programs that help.
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