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09-08-2014 03:26 PM
my boy diesel if he is in that much pain that is not good quality of life
where are you located? you may pm me if you need to
09-08-2014 01:40 PM
doggykong
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Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
i am not a radiologist
but i am honestly not seeing a huge difference in his pelvis from one side to the other
my guess is it is just a normal variation because none of us are 100% symmetrical and neither are dogs

if your ortho didnt see anything then i would suspect it is normal
the bloodwork is to watch for changes in the liver related to the novox btw

look up quality of life in dogs to judge how your dog is doing and when to know it is time
Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I'm going to get a second opinion in Oregon state instead of where I'm located. I know what the blood work is for, that's why I give novox sparingly.
I just know that he is in a lot of pain, has a hard time rising, and kicks his legs out when he is standing like he is trying to un stick something. I've read a lot of threads where dogs who seem to have worse HD live pain free and normal lives. Sadly not the case here. His quality of life has been greatly affected, and he is in pain 5 out of 7 days. I know what to do when it's time, just having a hard time realizing if it's to soon for him or to soon for me. *trying soooo hard not to be selfish*
09-08-2014 01:30 PM
my boy diesel i am not a radiologist
but i am honestly not seeing a huge difference in his pelvis from one side to the other
my guess is it is just a normal variation because none of us are 100% symmetrical and neither are dogs

if your ortho didnt see anything then i would suspect it is normal
the bloodwork is to watch for changes in the liver related to the novox btw

look up quality of life in dogs to judge how your dog is doing and when to know it is time
09-08-2014 01:28 PM
doggykong Also when I asked him to "rate" it, he said he would need to take a look again....
It's very frustrating.

Here's a photo of him standing(he's turned a bit, I need to get a straight ahead shot so you can see it better) He's high in the rear and getting higher as the days go by. I know he has a lot of tension/pressure in his rear end. I have more xrays if anyone is interested.
09-08-2014 01:14 PM
doggykong
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Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
what did the vet say about the hips and shape of pelvis?

i guess i am confused as to what we are missing if you have an ortho specialist on board who hasnt said anything about the shape of pelvis??
I'm honestly not sure if he noticed it when he read the xrays the first time. I didn't notice it until right before I posted here for the first time.
He said something along the lines of this "he has hip dysplasia going on, and I'm seeing arthritic changes, bring him in in 6 months for blood work and new xrays" That was the second time in 2 weeks he had xrays, first time he had his back checked out and then when the pain and lameness was still there I took him back and they did his hips. They were pretty busy that day so I'm assuming that had something to do with it. So when I took him back in the other 2 times for HD related problems the ortho wasn't there, and the vet I saw didn't have time to look. I live in a small area and am having a hard time finding another ortho. He wants to do a reevaluation on him, which I think is a waste of time/money when the current xrays show what's going on. I know in the future he will need new ones but these are still current. And I haven't gotten answers for these ones from him yet. Making an appointment there is almost a full time job, very busy office, most of the time no one even answers the phone. I tried to see if I could just come in for a consult but they said no. I guess I'm just looking for something concrete in the mean time. I'm reaaaaally tired of the guessing game they are playing. Idk why it's so hard to read an image and pass on the info.
09-08-2014 12:31 PM
my boy diesel what did the vet say about the hips and shape of pelvis?

i guess i am confused as to what we are missing if you have an ortho specialist on board who hasnt said anything about the shape of pelvis??
09-08-2014 12:22 PM
doggykong Thank you all for the replies. I'm having a hard time getting my comments threw moderation, and several comments back never got posted. Any who I've opted out of surgery, so pain management is what we will be doing. He's been on Ichon injections for 7 weeks now (5 weeks were for loading period) and takes glycoflex 3(been on that for 4 months)as well.

I know the ball and socket itself isn't as nearly as bad as some xrays I've seen, however it's not his sockets I'm concerned with. It's the area in the red circle. His pelvis is shapped weird yes? He's in a lot more pain than he should be. And the sups have shown little to no improvement.

The ortho he goes to won't give me answers with out further physical examination. Which is a little dumb since he's been there 3 times in the last 2 months for HD.

So I came here to see if someone could give some insight to the area in red so in the mean time I can either find a new ortho or tell my current ortho what seems to be wrong.
I read the ofa website I believe he needs to be 24 months to have them read or I would of gone ahead and sent them in.

Thanks y'all!
08-28-2014 01:45 PM
Msmaria Don't know anything about reading X-rays, but I've seen worse on this forum.

I've been using glucosamine pills, fish oil, adequan and zeel for my young dog with HD for over a year now, and only save the pain killers and inflammation reducers when we really need to, which was 6 months ago.
08-28-2014 08:24 AM
Caja's Mom Have you thought about sending in the X-rays to OFA? They will at least give you a grade to the amount of HD.
Personally don't think they are that bad but the remodeling is there.

There are so many different kinds of supplements on the market just have to find the correct ones for your dog.
08-27-2014 03:32 PM
MyHans-someBoy Bump

I know there are a few good readers of x-rays on here. I don't think Kelsey has a lot of faith in the current specialist and is searching for another.
In the meantime, does anyone concur that the hip x rays indicate bad HD?
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