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My friend finally got her 1 year old Shiz tsu to the vet and he has been diagnosed with Patella Luxation, I don't know much about it, but to what I hear can get pretty bad and needs surgery to fix the problem. I feel so bad for them.
 

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Sorry to hear about your friend's dog. Hope they can help the little guy. They are sturdy, feisty little dogs, and at just 1 year old, he's still a pup--so I'm sure he'll do just fine. Finger's crossed.
 

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Originally Posted By: Luca_stlSorry to hear about your friend's dog. Hope they can help the little guy. They are sturdy, feisty little dogs, and at just 1 year old, he's still a pup--so I'm sure he'll do just fine. Finger's crossed.
Thank you Tracy!
 

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I had quite a few clients of small breed dogs with Luxating Patella - the movement of the knee could often be felt during the bath (as could floating ribs) but it did not appear to illicit any pain. None of these dogs ever had surgery (that I am aware) although I am sure it was necessary in at least some cases. The dogs which were kept lean and gently active seemed to suffer the least .... according to their owners.
 
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