Puppy with Severe Dysplasia - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Default Puppy with Severe Dysplasia

What would you do? GSD is 7 months old, 62 pounds. Diagonsed with severe hip dysplasia. Recommended treatment is bilateral femoral head osteotomy (FHO), possible triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO). Thx!
DaytonGirl66 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: In the dessert! HA! It's HOT
Posts: 112
Default

That's super tough. Have you notified the breeder?
BroncoK is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Member
 
TommyB681's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Claymont, DE
Posts: 764
Default

Crappy situation. If a surgery is recommended and possible then that may be the only root for the dog to have a successful treatment. If not then the dogs quality of life is not looking too good and should be turned over to someones care who can manage it.
TommyB681 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2012, 07:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
bianca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,479
Default

My puppy was diagnosed with severe bilateral hip dysplasia at 10 months old. I have been told by two specialists that he needs a THR - total hip replacement (hopefully only on the one side). He will be having the surgery in the new year as I have to build some muscle mass on his rear first.

Good luck.
__________________
Miss Molly Moo (aka The Piranha/The four legged Mouth) GSD 31/10
Raennik Hassan (Cooper) GSD 19/10/11
Paris Tabby Cat 15 years
Texas Tabby Cat 15 years
bianca is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
GSDBESTK9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 28,986
Default

I would go with the FHO, my rescued girl had it when she was 10 months old. Best decision I ever made for her! At 10 years old, she is still going strong.
GSDBESTK9 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2012, 08:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
bianca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,479
Default

Here is the link to Coopers hips.
Another example of really bad hips - pup
__________________
Miss Molly Moo (aka The Piranha/The four legged Mouth) GSD 31/10
Raennik Hassan (Cooper) GSD 19/10/11
Paris Tabby Cat 15 years
Texas Tabby Cat 15 years
bianca is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Default

Breeder contract specifies replacement dog from next litter. I don't want another dog from this pairing. Too risky. She reports to have never had dysplasia in any litters in 15 year breeding history. Pedigree for 5 generations for sire and dam looks great on paper. Low ZW scores, OFA good, A Normal. All the certs are there. Breeder has not yet offered refund. Meanwhile, seeking evals and recs from several orthopedists.
DaytonGirl66 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Default

GSDBestK9-Was your dog's FHO bilateral? What physical limitations or changes did you obesrve post-surgery?
DaytonGirl66 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-15-2012, 01:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
dbrk9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: California
Posts: 112
Default

What were the signs? Was your puppy sore behind or were you just getting routine hip xrays?
dbrk9 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Default

dbrk9 - puppy's gait was unusual, not just worrysome hip sway side to side, but knees together and kicking out of left leg (worst of the two hips). Very wobbly walk. Throwing leg out to side when sitting - much more extreme than lazy puppy sit. Leaning against wall, etc for support when sitting. Very thin from waist to hind quarters/little muscular development in hind end - not using rear legs much, so muscle isn't developing well. Low appetite - presumably from pain. Won't walk far on a leash - lays down. Started bunny-hopping rear legs when running. Episodic lameness - limping left leg, then right leg. Evidence of pain - snapping at us when we pet lower back, hind quarters; whimpering when laying down, standing up. Intial signs observed at 4 mos of age, progressively worsening, so we had non-anesthesia X-rays completed.
DaytonGirl66 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:44 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com