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#316353 - 05/28/14 07:53 PM Re: Hip X-Rays and the OFA Rating - Post yours too! [Re: Jane Jean]
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This is an xray of my 7 month old female...bear. They have told me the only surgery available will just provide relief for a short time due to her still growing.

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#316373 - 05/28/14 09:47 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: Belinda]
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I just saw Rusti's xrays. I would definitely have him on some supplements that feed the joints, like glucosamine and chondroitin, with hyaluronic acid. Those hips are pretty bad frown
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#316374 - 05/28/14 09:52 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: MaxaLisa]
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BearsMom, what they said about the surgery is wrong. For a total hip replacement, they do need to be fully mature, but that is not true for the TPO (in fact, it's opposite from what is true), and it is not true for the FHO.

Bears hip on our right, looks a lot like my Indy's looked like. It also looks like the body might be a bit rotated, not sure, but I don't think it matters, those hips are not sitting well in the sockets at all frown

My experience is that dogs will mask the pain until it's pretty unbearable. I was completely amazed at the things that Indy could do after her surgery, when we didn't even think she had such a huge problem, or was in pain. We were really really wrong. I actually knew something was wrong, but didn't realize that that was it.


Edited by MaxaLisa (05/29/14 12:45 PM)
Edit Reason: don't know my left from my right apparently
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#316399 - 05/29/14 09:30 AM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Again I agree with Lisa, when I spoke to the specialist surgeon last week he said and TPO would have been possible if Cooper had been around the 6-8 month mark. Cooper had his first THR at 15 months so he wasn't fully grown by them either.
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#316410 - 05/29/14 12:04 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: MaxaLisa]
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She has been on therapeutic dose of Dasuquin for a few months now. I haven't really seen any improvement with it. Got an appt scheduled for acupuncture and will also start Adequan.
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#316418 - 05/29/14 12:43 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: Belinda]
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Originally Posted By: Belinda
She has been on therapeutic dose of Dasuquin for a few months now. I haven't really seen any improvement with it. Got an appt scheduled for acupuncture and will also start Adequan.

With those hips, the joint stuff may not help the hips, but there is a lot of extra strain on alll the joints which are compenating, from the back to the neck, elbows, etc. So you want to keep those in the best shape that you can too.

I hope that the acupuncture and adequan help. Chiro always helps my dogs a lot too.
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#316545 - 05/31/14 09:04 AM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I got a second opinion for bear. This doctor said he wouldn't do the surgery until she was full grown and then he will max the weight at 50 lbs. Well bear is already 40 lbs. The only other option is to take her to an orthopedic specialist. I can only imagine what that bill will be. I don't know what else to do but take her there.


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#316564 - 05/31/14 02:25 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: BearsMom]
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Did this vet discuss the three different main surgeries with you?

One probably really is cost. To me, the main question is whether or not you can afford two hip replacement surgies, each pretty pricey, and you can follow Cooper's thread to see what that entails.

If that is not something you can do (I couldn't), then you need to look at the other surgies and find a vet/specialist that knows all three well.
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#316692 - 06/02/14 11:11 AM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thanks Lisa. She got her first Adequan shot this weekend. I'm really hoping it helps her. Couldn't get acupuncture until next week. I'm going to try a different glucosamine supplement as soon as I run out of Dasuquin.

Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
Originally Posted By: Belinda
She has been on therapeutic dose of Dasuquin for a few months now. I haven't really seen any improvement with it. Got an appt scheduled for acupuncture and will also start Adequan.

With those hips, the joint stuff may not help the hips, but there is a lot of extra strain on alll the joints which are compenating, from the back to the neck, elbows, etc. So you want to keep those in the best shape that you can too.

I hope that the acupuncture and adequan help. Chiro always helps my dogs a lot too.
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#316699 - 06/02/14 01:17 PM Re: Post your bad/sad xrays here [Re: Belinda]
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Rafi gets:

InClover Connectin
Springtime Inc Longevity
Ester C
Springtime Omega 3-6-9 fish oil
Tumeric
egg shell liners

If I notice more stiffness or limping I switch out one of the top two for something different. I am often adjusting the combination of supplements and adding additional, where necessary. No one knows he has joint problems -- that's how well it works!
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