Just got back from Chan's (luxating patella) 60 day post-op check up.
Great News - all is good! No more confinement for him - we just had a ceremony putting away the X-pen!
Of course, we have to take the next month and wean him back into his normal routine. No chasing anything for awhile - not even his sister. No jumping on and off the furniture (easy, he doesn't go on the couch unless I'm there).
Oh, I was telling his Doctor that I had started him on Cosequin. He asked where I had found out about that because it was the best glucosamine supplement to give him.
Well, here is where I found out about it. Thanks to those who responded to that thread and gave me such great advice!
Thanks wanderingspirit, I will definitely do that.
I guess my point is that even if she didn't lie and they were checked and everything was OK, there is still no guarantee.
I mean if the Dr. says the gene is recessive does that mean it goes back to his grandparents or even farther back?
Bear with me, I am not a breeder, but I would like to understand this. I, personally, did ask if patellas were checked when I purchased Chan but perhaps his littermates owners did and were told all was good when that technically doesn't guarantee your dog won'tl have luxating patellas.
Where is the sense in this? Do you have to go back generations to be given a guarantee?
Anyone who knows, please let me know.
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I am sooo glad everything is ok, as wonderful and kind as you have been about helping to find Jimmy I am so happy something wonderful has come your way! A act of kindness is some how rewarded.....like pay it forward. take care D
I adore the OFA (ortherpedic Foundation for Animals) site, it's a good way to research a breeder if you think they might be les than reliable, because almost all breeders test thier dogs hips/elbows/etc with OFA. (there are other options, but not nearly as widely accepted)
OFA keeps wonderful documention as well, so it's a great research tool!
You know the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for"?
Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled he is feeling better but dear God he's out of control!
The first day, I brought him in the house and he just sat looking out the front door. Then when I took down the x-pen he went and laid where it was - thought that was kind of sad.
Well, it didn't take long before he started going nuts! Never, ever has he gone to jump on the furniture unless I'm there. Yesterday, my husband literally caught him in mid-air on his way up to the couch.
I don't think he's shut his eyes for a nap since Friday. He does sleep at night but during the day he's up all the time!
He must have spent the past 60 days resting up for this!
Needless to say, the gates are up and he has the kitchen/dining room area to turn into the Indianapolis 500 - LOL.
It's so funny, even Phoebi runs from him (she just looks at him like he's gone crazy)!
Thanks for that OFA link. I have a champion bloodline male Boston Terrier and I was going to have him tested (ears, eyes, everything) before I decide to possibly breed him--depending on how he turns out. May also show him, but would have to get someone to do it, due to my back and neck problems. But, I went to that link and entered several of his Champion parents and grandparents, and all it said for them was "no information except as a parent". Does that mean that these people who showed dogs didn't have them tested? I am shocked, because they seem so consientious about everything. Just wondering. Good luck Chan, at being back to your old self. CeCe