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#315082 - 05/08/14 08:34 AM Post your bad/sad xrays here
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This is for anyone who wants to share here and advise if anything is being done medically or holistically. I hope you don't find it negative...I think we could all learn from these.

I was looking at some xrays that were posted with OFA results and thought I would start a place for the "other side."

I'll start with Buddy. He is 14 and has been a tripod for all but the first few days of his life.

Because he is active and well muscled, he is still mobile. I don't know how he does it. He recently had tramadol added to his rimadyl. The point at this time is to help him keep moving in order for the muscles to continue to hold his hip in place. frown

I took a picture of the screen with my kindle, so excuse the fuzziness, please.

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#315100 - 05/08/14 01:32 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: PositiveDog]
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Amazing how well Buddy is doing with those xrays! Great job bonnie!

Jazz had a VOM session the other day to try and release some of her muscle issues, is buddy still getting his sessions?
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#315122 - 05/08/14 08:06 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Alexis' 6 month prelims. She is pretty lame, but still hobbling around at 11. They were actually tighter at 1 year, but not by much.
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#315123 - 05/08/14 08:16 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: lhczth]
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We have some stoic dogs.

Lisa, I loved the vom treatments for Buddy, but about a year ago they stopped helping him. He enjoyed the attention, but there was no real improvement, so we stopped going. I was thinking of trying light therapy.

Ihczth, thanks for sharing. Is Alexis on on any meds at this time? Quite honestly, I am mainly using pain control for Buddy. He and Skye both have spine issues, as well.
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#315130 - 05/08/14 10:35 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: PositiveDog]
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No. She seems to adjust her own amount of exercise and if she were to look sore or act sore I would give her something then. She is pretty stoic.
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#315134 - 05/08/14 11:04 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: lhczth]
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These were Nara's prelims. I don't remember exact age but it was right around a year old. Already had arthritis showing at that time.




We were very fortunate with her as the predictions made by several vets that she'd be lame and need surgery within a year or two never came to pass and she made it to just a few months shy of her 13th birthday without her hips ever bothering her at all. I always wondered how bad they would have looked later in life, but wasn't curious enough to do x-rays just to find out.

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#315135 - 05/08/14 11:08 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: Chris Wild]
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Bonnie, I think it is incredible that he is doing so well with those x-rays and being a tripod. Definitely testament to the care you've given him. Just looking at the x-ray I'm amazed he's mobile. I guess it's a good thing that dogs don't look at those x-rays and think about how bad they should feel, and they just carry on.
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#315140 - 05/09/14 03:56 AM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: Chris Wild]
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Wow Bonnie, Buddy is amazing wub That is a scary xray frown

Probably just a repeat of Coop but still:
At 1 year (post-op xray)


And from yesterday (age 2 1/2)
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#315145 - 05/09/14 06:52 AM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: bianca]
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Chris, thank you so much. Buddy is one tough dog and surprises me every day.

Wow, arthritis at 1 year old? But another dog that beat the odds and had a good, long life. Thanks for posting Nara's xrays.


Bianca,

I was hoping you would add Cooper's xrays. He is sure in my thoughts. Hopefully he will feel so much better soon.


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#315289 - 05/12/14 08:11 AM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: PositiveDog]
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This is Rusti's hip x-rays. I have been told they are the worst people have ever seen. She was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and arthritis in lower spine. Right now she is on Tramadol and I got her on 1500/500 EPA/DHA fish oil per day and she seems to be doing really well. Tried Deramaxx twice but each time caused problems with pooping.
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