9 Month GSD x Malamute Hips
Same old story, went in for X-Ray for Pano, and came out with a HD diagnosis, although the xrays are extremely lopsided, I've attached them anyway. He was 6 months when we first got these down, and is now 9 months.
They got sent to ortho specialists out of town. And they said that TPO wasn't an option? Because he had grown too much already was their reason, although I have read that as long as pups are under 12 months of age, and show no sign of arthritis, it could always be done? I'm not complaining though because I hated the idea of him having to go through such an invasive surgery at such a young age.
Now we are 3 months later, and I'm doing swimming, uphill walks, keeping food intake down, glucosamine and fish oil supplements. However, just wondering if anyone here has any experience with dog acupuncture and/or 'physio' like treatments for the HD? I'm noticing his back left leg becoming increasingly 'lamer' and him dragging it lots, as well as longer time to 'rise' from lying down. And I want to know of everything else I can do to help him.