One Heartbroken Fur-Baby Momma
It was recently confirmed that my 4 year old GSD, Jewel, has hip dysplasia. As a puppy she never showed any signs of any discomfort and vets had reassured that her hips were growing correctly. She never even showed signs of pain until the day before I took her into the vet (she was limping). Needless to say I am extremely devastated!!! I'm not upset at the vets, I'm not upset at my breeder (I think he's amazing), I'm not upset at the costs of medication/surgery, but I am upset that my poor sweet girl is living with this discomfort and I feel like I can't do anything to help her! I am one heartbroken fur-baby momma. I have spent the past couple days doing as much research as I can on how to keep her as comfortable as possible. Right now the doctor has her on pain medication for 20 days, and then joint supplements. He also calls for moderate exercise to strengthen the muscles surrounding the joints. As far as THR goes, he doesn't recommend it right now, but maybe in the next 3-4 years since the implants themselves have a lifespan. Right now I am just looking for some words of wisdom and comfort. I feel awful for my girl. She's back to her normal self and not showing any pain what so ever, but I can't help for feel so so so bad for her!!!