Hi everyone! :) my little one is booked for his patella surgery in about 3 weeks Cody (2yo Chihuahua) was born with bilateral luxating patellas one leg worse than the other. As a very stressed mum of a very spoilt little one I am very concerned and worried for what's to come, he is very dependant on me already and I know he is just goin to get worse. If anyone has any tips at all as for how to deal with the recovery and make it more comfortable for the both of us it would be much appreciated.
my border terrier/jack russell is 2 yrs old, and has patella malalighnment. he is booked for surgery this friday. im concerned about how i keep him calm after the operation as he is a lively fella and loves jumping up at people, (which im embarrassed about) but its his character. has anyone got any suggestions on how best to care for him after the surgery? thanks.
Hi :) I was stressed about my dog jumping and everything after, but it has been 7 weeks today since his surgery and he has only just started jumping on the couch and stuff again, he never attempted to jump before he was ready, so hopefully yours will do the same :)
I have a 9yr old Toy Poodle with LP on both back legs. She only used to weigh about 6lbs, now over 8 and (I'm seriously cutting down on extra snacks since) I am considering having surgery on at least one leg, next year. I have been getting her Adequan shots at the vet $100 for a bottle (lasts about a year for her size) + $12.50 a month for a shot by a vet tech and Laser treatments $15.00 each, which have helped considerably along with a 1/4 tab Rimadyl and 2 Dasuquin, $44 a bottle daily. She seems to have good days and bad, but I can't stand to see her struggle on the bad ones. I'm afraid it I DON'T do the surgery ($1500 or so, in San Diego w/specialist vet that comes to my reg. vet's office), that I will live to regret it and I love this dog too much to risk that.
I too have a dog who suffers from this condition. I have had one operation on his left rear leg, but the vets now say his right leg is too far gone to repair. I am at my wits end in trying to find someone in Canada who can help. He is a beautiful, wonderful 2 year old pure white husky. The vets are giving him 3-4 years of life before he is unable to walk due to the un repaired right rear leg. If anyone can suggest a specialist, or a brace of some sort so that I can maintain a quality of life for this tender hearted pup it would be greatly appreciated. At this point he is doing well, but his leg is noticeably bending inward at the knee and I fear it will pull his hip out of its socket in time.