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#251754 - 09/11/12 09:04 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Good_Karma]
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Bianca, is he still trying to "mount" Brad's bedside or has that stopped?
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#251756 - 09/11/12 09:08 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Qyn]
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Ooooo, we need another just cause pic!!!

I will be away the 8th but will look for your news on my return. Best wishes on a great appt with lots of knowledge given to you!!
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#251786 - 09/11/12 10:56 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Good_Karma]
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Originally Posted By: Good_Karma
Originally Posted By: bianca


But then he just got up off his bed and it looked like he was struggling to get up. Roll on October.


Sounds just like Rosa. frown


frown It was awful to see.
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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
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#251787 - 09/11/12 10:57 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca]
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Alison, thankfully no! He only did do that a couple of times!

Thank you Natalie smile
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#251877 - 09/12/12 12:48 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca]
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While I have not seen this in your photos, do your dogs only have beds on the floor or trampoline beds as well? The reason I ask is a man I met outside work who also has a shepherd was told by the surgeon (for a cruciate injury with the same surgery as Quynne) that trampoline beds even very taut ones are not recommended for dogs especially dogs that alert like shepherds. I was told the same thing by Quynne's physio but it didn't register as she no longer had one.

This is because when they get up in a hurry the way they push off the bed, positions their legs in such a way that injury is more likely to occur - this is what happened to his dog. By this same reasoning, I imagine that dogs with elbow or hip problems would also put pressure on these joints when trying to get up using these beds more than floor beds. I've known plenty of dogs with these beds with no problems but it is worth being aware of this issue.

hugging to you and gentle massages to Cooper.
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Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

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#251885 - 09/12/12 04:11 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Qyn]
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Oh wow thank you Alison hugging That is really interesting, I thought you were going to say that trampoline beds were better. I do have one that Molly had as a puppy. She ate the fabric so I just have the frame.

So here they just have 3 single mattresses on the floor and then some cheapie dog beds also on the floor. I have thought about getting some memory foam ones but then think well surely the mattresses would be ok.

Thank you for thinking of my boy hugging
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#251964 - 09/12/12 09:58 PM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca]
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Just thinking of Cooper today.
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#251982 - 09/13/12 05:18 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Kayos]
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Thank you Kathy hugging
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#251994 - 09/13/12 09:17 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: bianca]
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Sending snuggles hugging to Cooper across the miles. Wishing him to feel well, and do well! We're all pulling for him on his visit on the 8th! crossedfingers
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#252110 - 09/14/12 04:48 AM Re: Cooper - Hip Dysplasia [Re: Braverhund]
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Awww thank you Patti hugging Coopie loves snuggles but I usually end up with a big muppety paw in my face lol!
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Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
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