More puppy woes :( OCD surgery

posted 1 month ago in Pets
Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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sbl99 :  I’m so sorry you are going trough this. I have a 2 year boxer and he also has delicate skin and gi issues so I know how stressful is to have your dog sick, specially when like us we consider him our baby and our lives revolve around him.

i have no experience with limps but looks like you are getting the special help you need and I would just keep doing that . Your dog is very lucky to have you. My best wishes. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
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sbl99 :  that’s a bummer.  FWIW going from zero exercise to be allowed to run off leash is a huge difference (dogs won’t necessarily ease into it). The orthopedic surgeons I’ve worked with usually have had very rigid “return to activity” protocols. Like, for the first week it would be 3 x 5 minute walks per day, then if no lameness, 3 x 10 minute walks per day the second week, then 20, then 30 min. If no lameness then controlled trotting or jogging for 10 minutes, etc.  I’m hoping that your pup just overdid it, but I would compare your dogs activity to someone who was laying on the couch for a few months then jumping up and running a race and being sore the next day.  Glad you’re getting another opinion with an ortho specialist. CT is definitive for dysplasia/ocd lesions.  It still could be panno though. Keep us posted!

Post # 20
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Newbee

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sbl99 :  this might not be a helpful comment but just because the vet can’t see an ocd chip on an X-ray doesn’t mean it’s not there. My horses one was really hard to see. We kept having him xrayed by the vet w the same result no chip. Eventually we went to a specialist animal imagery center and got xrays from people with extremely high tech equipment. It was only when specialists then manipulated the images they could see the chip. Hopefully your trip to the specialist turns up answers for you too.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

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sbl99 :  

I’m happy at combination of home + working.  I’m glad for every job that’s able to continue at home.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

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sbl99 :  

I’m glad you finally got a defitive diagnosis.  I hope the surgery goes well and that he recovers quickly.

Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper

Please also let your breeder know. As I said earlier in this thread, this can be genetic and they should know. 

I hope the surgery goes well! No idea on prognosis, but it’s serendipitous that youre able to supervise him 24/7 with all this going on. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

I just want to share my sympathy with you during this time!  I hate when our animals go through stuff, it’s just difficult.  My mom has 2 labs and they go through a lot of joint issues and she even paid for some surgeries for them and it was pricey but worth it.  I hope your little guy feels better soon-and I read a lot of helpful advice on this thread which I thought was interesting too!

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