The reason I chose not to do a full hip replacement is her age. I think that would be really tough on a 9 year old. She is doing well on the pain meds (Tramadol) but you can tell she still has pain. Hoping the Adequan will help and I got an acupuncture treatment scheduled for next week. She couldn't tolerate the Deramaxx which did seem to help the pain but caused other problems. At 7 years old, there may be other things they could do for your furbaby, that is why I would recommend a specialist.
Rusti EAC, TN-N, TG-O, WV-N, NCC, NJC, CGC, GSD Diva
Jerry Lee AXP, MJP, OAC, TN-N, WV-N, NCC, NJC, SPJ, UAG1