I have a puppy that I picked up from a bad situation. She was not getting very good nutrition or being cared for at all. I actually picked up two of them, but the other one died a few days later. This puppy, Aria, has recovered from sarcoptic mange and coccidia. Last week one of her front legs popped out of joint. I didn't know what was wrong with it, so I didn't mess with it. I was going to take her to the vet, but it was okay the next day. Today my cousin, who's a nurse, came over and her leg was like that again and she said it looked like it was popped out of joint. She didn't want to pop it back into place because she said it would hurt and she can't stand to hurt an animal.
Do I need to pop it back? If so, I will have the vet show me how, but has anyone ever had a puppy that's leg would pop out of joint this easily. It also looks like she has hip dysplasia in her back legs. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'll be listing her on my rescue soon and need to know what to tell possible adopters. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Sorry to hear the dog is such a mess. I would go by whatever the vet said, when you took the dog in to see him / her. What was that advice? Did they advise you to "pop" the dogs' leg in or out of joint like that?
An intelligent deaf-mute is better than an ignorant person who can speak.
She hasn't been to the vet for the leg problem yet. The last time it happened it cleared up before I could get her there and now it has come back today. I don't know for sure that it is popped out of joint, but I don't know what else it could be. I'll try to get a vet appointment for her before it clears up again, but I don't know anything about leg problems in dogs and puppies, so any info would be great.
Aria is doing much better now. It turned out to be ricketts(sp?) because of the poor nutrition she got before I got her. It's been about a month and her legs have been fine for five days in a row. I know that doesn't sound like much, but it looks really good and we think she will just grow out of it.
Thats great news. You know if you have a way for her to swim, it would help tighten up the muscles and ligaments around the joint. Some people just suck don't they. Thank you for helping this poor dog. Also the sibbling that died. At least that one saw love in its last days.
Whoever said you can't buy happiness, must have never owned a dog!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks guys. I have a small pool, but her feet will reach the bottom. I'll look around for something deeper. Thanks for the idea, I hadn't even thought of it.
I got her washed up and real pretty yesterday and took her with me to the humane society meeting and everyone fell in love with her. They all wanted to take her home, but of course all the animal lovers in this county have ten animals already, so we're still looking. I'll let you know when she finds a home.