How long do female Malamutes live?
Generally, malamutes will live to be around 10-14 years. With this being said, it is important to make sure these dogs stay active.
What is the life expectancy of a malamute dog?
Alaskan Malamutes are a relatively healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12 years, but they can suffer from some common conditions like hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and bloat.
Is it possible for a 9 year old dog to have surgery?
Under 15kg and theres hope….over that and the odds are not in your favour so surgery would be the better option. Our 9yr old lab did hers two years ago. The vet suggested not operating as the x ray showed arthiritis and he thought the other may go.
How old is my dog’s torn cruciate ligament?
He is 12 years old and given the first surgery wasn’t a success and we’ve spent over 2 years trying to sort it out I am very reluctant to put him through another one – in fact I vowed I wouldn’t do it. Has anyone got experience of conservatively managing this injury – not going through surgery?
How is my dog’s right leg after surgery?
On vet’s advice he had surgery but has never fully healed and I would say that his right leg is about 70% of normal. Doesn’t fully weight bear and after a long walk will start to limp. The vet has done numerous investigations to find out why but without much success.
Can a 12 year old dog have knee surgery?
My 12-year-old Labrador just tore her cruciate ligament. Should I have her undergo surgery to repair it at her age? In a young dog with a completely torn cruciate ligament, it is an easy decision to have the knee surgically repaired. In a geriatric animal, this decision becomes more complex. It depends not only on the overall health of your dog.
How much does it cost for weight surgery on an older dog?
It takes two to three months to recover from this type of surgery, and in older dogs, it sometimes takes longer. This recovery time is a consideration in a geriatric animal. Cost of the surgery. Depending on where the surgery is performed, a TTA or TPLO surgery is $3,500–$5,000.
Can a dog walk after a leg surgery?
Activity should not be prevented entirely, though, as too much muscle atrophy will occur if a dog does not use the leg it has surgery on at all. Some leg surgeries require a dog owner to assist their dog in walking.