My Mother’s 15 year old toy poodle (Bobo) had a non-healing front leg fracture which…

My Mother’s 15 year old toy poodle (Bobo) had a non-healing front leg fracture which they decided to have amputated. 3 days after surgery she had to take Bobo in for excessive drainage. Another surgery was performed to remove dead tissue, fix stitches and put 7 drains in. Bobo was never given prophylactic or therapeutic antibiotics , nor any drains placed when the amputation was performed.

Is this standard practice or was the vet negligent? My mother now has a $1200.00 bill for the 2nd surgery and hospital stay.

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello, these are all questions for the vet who did the surgery. I will add that if a surgery is done correctly antibiotics aren’t required nor should they be needed. Also Fluid can be a normal consequence of surgery. Also if this was done in the us the price is very fair in my opinion. I also agree that many older dogs have difficulty with bone healing. Without knowing a whole lot more detail everything sounds like it may be a common scenario for older dogs. But please ask your vet about any and all questions you have. I hope… Read more »