(Closed) luxated patella- Have you heard of? Dog is getting surgery next week :( :( :(

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had a pup with a Luxating patella too.

He also came from a puppy mill πŸ™  My doggie wasnt as bad as yours but Ive heard the surgery is pretty standard and your little furbaby will be fine in no time.

Positive vibes your way.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My parents dog jumped off the couch and one leg landed in my Dad’s shoe when she was a puppy.  She hurt her leg and had a floating patella, and she had a very similar surgery to what you described.  She recovered really quickly and hasn’t had a problem since though, so hopefully your pup will do just as well!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had him years ago, he was an affenpinscher. He was only 6 months old.

I dont think it takes 8 weeks for them to recover, that seems like a really long time.  My buddy didnt need surgery it because it wasnt as bad as your doggie.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Good vibes to you and your pup!  My dog never had that done but he did have two very intense surgeries that required me being home with him for a few weeks each (4 hours worth of eye surgery and emergency stomach surgery).  Please keep us posted!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@notintoplanning: How old is your pup?  My Yorkie baby had the same surgery when she was a year old, and healed beautifully!  Just be sure to keep her from overdoing it too much until she’s fully healed – good luck!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What breed is your dog? Luxated patella’s are really common in Poms so the vet always remindes me about it but neither of mine have them (they have “loose knees” but they won’t luxate).

Sorry about the surgery but you’d be surprised how resiliant dogs can be. One of ours was 4 when she got hit by a car and fractured her pelvis. I thought she’d never walk again. She didn’t have surgery but was only crated for 8 weeks and made a full recovery (she still runs, jumps and has NO limp).

The hardest part about the recovery is that they’ll get feeling better long before they can be allowed to run around so you’ll feel really bad about having to keep them cooped up when they want to play. I was sure my dog thought we were punishing her.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My boston terrier has a luxating patella.  He had surgery when he was 2.5ish and we’ve not had any problems since.  Has the vet said anything about the other knee because we were told he’d eventually need the surgery on it too and we can see the signs, it pops out etc.  Good vibes to you and your pup!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@notintoplanning:

Yes we had it done in IL.  It cost us about $800 after all the prescriptions etc. 

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