|10-23-2013 12:45 PM|
5 y.o male just diagnosed with osteoporsis - bet thinks genetic. Help!
My 5 year male became suddenly lame in his front left leg. Vet did an Xray of the carpus area and found a distinct area of "demineralization" or osteoporosis on the distal side of the radius. It's a saucer-shaped area that is significant in size. Vet admitted to not being a genetic researcher of orthopaedic issues, but suspected genetic link.
At this point I don't know if it is bilateral; didn't take an Xray of the other leg. Prescribed Rimidyl for pain control but we're stuck there. He suggested I do an internet search and so far I've only come up with obscure reports from veterinary and human journals. No treatment suggestions.
At this point I don't know the breeding history; he was a rescue. I strongly suspect European rather than American lines, but that's all.
I am very worried; my boy is depressed and limping when not on the meds. He was always extremely active.
If anyone has any experience with a similar issue, please respond.
Thanks so much.