Hello my baby Scarlett is a one year old parti-pom and she has been recently dignosed with an LP in one leg. I am starting her on Nuvet joint. I spoke with the vet which only led to confusion. It sounds like the surgery is helpful, but not a complete cure. If it isn't a 100% then why would I put her through it. Anybody out there can you help me with this/
nothing is 100%. I believe surgery should be your last option. It does help most of the time, and can relive them of serious pain. I am sorry I do not really know what the degrees are, my poodle is between a 1 and 2, so she never needed anything. She is going on 10yrs old. I have had her on glucosimine all her life. I rescued her when she was about a year old.
I personally believe in tring different methods such as glucosimine, nuvet, etc. Remember it can take roughly 6-8 weeks to see any change with homopathic meds. Remember keep your babies comfort in mind.
I have a 4yr old pomeranian puppy, and he had a grade 2 of Luxation patella when he was 1yrs old, and I was told to close him off in a small section of the house so that he would not move as much, and to limit him on walking and just to have him go to the bathroom only outside for 2 weeks, and as I did what the vet told me, my dog at the time was fine for 2 years, but now he has grade 3 on his left hind leg, and as I research about surgery, I notice that there is a 50% chance of it returning which means additional cost and suffering to my lil boy, so I was told to try glyco-flex by a friend, and the VET told me that my dog would have to lose weight as this contributes to the luxating patella, and since he is now losing the weight it has gotten better, but sometimes he is able to pop the knee back into the groove himself.
so I asking does anyone that has grade 3 of the patella on their dog know about or has not done surgery on their dog to know if glyco-flex works, as I am not deciding against the surgery as this cost me $2800 per leg, but for now just his left leg. NYC is my area
GOT THE SAME HERE. IT'S CALLED FLOAING KNEES. COMMON IN POMS.IT POPS IN & OUT. YES IT IS PAIN FULL FOR THEM. WHEN THE TIME COMES I WILL TRY THE SURGERY.A DOG CAN GET AROUND ON 3 LEGS JUST AS GOOD.FIRST MAKE SURE WITH YOUR VET IF YOUR POM IS IN PAIN. MINES IS ON 1/2 A TAB OF DETAINETHASONE 25 MG 2 TIMES A DAY.I TRY TO USE IT ONLY WHEN I HAVE TO. I THINK IF I USE IT DAILY HER SYSTEM WILL GET USED TO IT AND EVENTUALLY HAVE TO UP THE DOSAGE; HE REAR KNEE POPS OUT LESS NOW THAT I TAKE HER FOR A WALK 3 TIMES A WEEK. WHEN SHE SITS MY VET SAID IT IS TIME TO TURN AROND AND GO HOME. WE USALLY GET IN A BLOCK TO A BLOCK AND 1/2 EACH WALK'