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Just had hips and elboz done. The Vet says they are bad. :(

I was told he has left hip dysplasia and bilateral elbow dysplasia. The elbows don't look great. I see the left hip doesn't look great. The breeder said the position for the hip xray is bad. I was told they aren't good at reading elbow xrays.

Here they are: The quality isn't great. I had to take a picture of an actual; xray. They don't do digital ones there.

The dog is 13 months old. The vet said clinically he moves very well. He is limping on his front left leg due to pano. The vet also said, "I'm sorry. You got a lemon." My dog is not a lemon. No matter what he is loved and I will do the best I can for him. I really wasn't expecting bad xrays though. I was floored. They vet said he would not even bother sending them in. I was never planning on breeding him, but I was hoping for a healthy dog with good joints.

Hip: (I can see the position isn't perfect. The vet says it's textbook)


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