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|06-21-2014 02:10 PM|
Did you see the regular vet or an ortho vet? Any surgery I would do would be with someone who has a solid track record with the procedure.
My experience with the ortho vet was caution before going into surgery. According to all rehab folks I have talked with, swimming is not the best exercise for bad hips.......walking in water is.......as well as uphill walking, range of motion exercises, and other leg exercises. I had one who was severe at 3 and the vet did not recommend surgery for her....but said each dog is different.
|06-21-2014 01:47 PM|
Originally Posted by wyominggrandma View Post
|06-21-2014 10:36 AM|
|wyominggrandma||]Had FHO surgery done on both my girls hips She was about a year old and after surgery she did search and rescue for 9 years|
|06-20-2014 11:50 PM|
Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
Thanks for the advice. We were debating on contacting, but now that we are learning more and more about this we will definitely be contacting them.
|06-20-2014 11:48 PM|
|ShayleeThibodeaux||No, I should have asked for them. I will try to get them. They were both clearly not fitted in the socket properly. Her left worse than the right. The vet said it was severe for only 7 months old.|
|06-20-2014 11:45 PM|
By all means do get another Vet opinion.
Do contact the breeder . They need to know what their stock is producing .
If guarantees were offered , provide breeder with Vet's opinion or OFA opinion , and take advantage of those guarantees .
Severe bi-lateral , you aren't going to effect changes but you can do your best to prevent inflammation .
|06-20-2014 11:44 PM|
|Bob_McBob||Do you have a copy of her x-rays?|
|06-20-2014 11:41 PM|
|ShayleeThibodeaux||Oh, I forgot to mention that she has been taking Dasuquin (2 per day joint health supplement) since Monday. Any experience with this joint supplement?|
|06-20-2014 11:40 PM|
7 month old with severe HD. Advice?!
We found out Monday that our 7 month old GS has a severe case of bilateral HD. The vet gave us the medicine options (costly per month & could lead to more issues) & said she wanted to perform FHO (on both sides, two months apart). We are going to seek other opinions at another vet, but I wanted to see if anyone else has tried different routes with their dogs. We have an inground pool & have been swimming with her every day this week. Could this kind of exercise & changing her diet possibly make it to where she will not need surgery or depend on medicine to live a better life? Has anyone had luck with the surgery, did it lead to more problems like we are fearing? I would LOVE any advice! Anything that will help the decision of surgery. I just do not want to see her suffer any more. Thanks in advance!