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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Please help with 16 week old puppy xrays

Hi All, my first post and In really need help from people who can help me with this 16 week old puppies x-rays, Are they good or bad ? THanks so much I am very anxious...
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 10:45 AM
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normal hips for that age but that don´t means nothing your puppy is too young. repeat again when you puppy complete 1 year then again after another year.
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Why did you have xrays done on a 16 week old? Were there issues? I'm not expert, they look fine to me. You could send them in to OFA for prelims and see what they say.




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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 12:52 PM
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One knee is different than the other but I have no idea what that means -- as has been referenced "nothing" because it is too early to have xrays tell you anything.
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Thank you all so much for your replies. No problems at all with our girl, we went in for her booster vaccination and vet said she had hip dysplasia after stretching her back legs right back and she yelped, they x-rayed and said she had bad hip dysplasia and we need to operate (JPS surgery) straight away. After I showed our breeder they said hips looked perfectly normal for a 4 month old, but vet had an 'orthopaedic surgeon' look at x-rays and said we should go ahead with operation immediately. Anyone else had experience with this ?
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I'd find another vet.
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Your vet is an idiot. Legit.
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I agree with Xeph,

Run as fast as you can from that vet,
they are just looking to make money off you at the expense
of the poor little puppy!!!

Maybe start a new post looking for references of honest caring vets in your area.
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It is truly rare for me to tell people to get another vet, because many times things are just a difference of opinion, and have no ill effect on the dog or its care.

In this case, the vet is an idiot and I'd seek to switch. Shame, really. The positioning on those rads is stellar.

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I'm not an expert with xrays unless there is something major to see, which I don't see here.

I will say that I don't necessarily agree that xrays should wait and puppy's have loose hips, etc. In my personal experience working at the vet years ago I seen more then one pup have severe hip Dysplasia by 6 months old. One that stands out was a beautiful golden that couldn't even walk, because it was so bad. My own golden was only about 16 months when his hip dislocated. I often wonder if I could have caught thatwith a couple xrays earlier on. I always say go with your gut and if need be get a second opinion, but I won't ever say it's not possible to see hip Dysplasia in a young dog. Robyn(my female GSD) had looser hips, they always told me she will learn to control her back end, etc--she does have hip Dysplasia. My male GSD never had those same loose hips and X-rays showed good hips. Is there a connection there? It would be interesting to see how many pups that had obvious looser hips ended up with hip Dysplasia versus those that didn't have looser hips and ended up with hip Dysplasia?

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