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Finally almost an answer!!!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by nic101, May 13, 2010.


  1. nic101

    nic101 PetForums VIP

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    so we went to our referal appintment today, had 2 vet students questionning me about millie (who were lovely dispite my initial issue with students from last time)....

    after that we went and did this walking on a ramp thing which showed the weight on each leg etc - and which shes relucatant to use - the machine and technology these days is incredible.

    So basically the vet then looked at our previous x rays and CT scans and she has elbow displacia, which obviously i didnt know! I was like :eek:.... im waiting on some more results tomorow from joint fluids...they also did x rays today as well to check her legs/hips etc... she still isnt happy about that back left and the vet thought it could have been the start of a cruciate.... soooo see tomorow for final results... but for now its exercise and see how she goes again.

    Wish id have been refered here in the first place - they used english rather than vet jargon when talking to me.
     
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    :( Oh Spots!!! I was hopeing it would be something strange but ok if you know what I mean x
     
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    Oh no. :( I suppose it helps at least that you kind of know what your dealing with now. Give her a huge hug from me. :)
     
  4. nic101

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    yeah vet didnt seem concerned at all tbh.... so thats good! she still has problems with her carpi and is reluctant to stretch her left hind.

    Tbh as long as shes not in pain then normal life is back. Just a shame shes retired from agility :/ they arnt concerned about the elbows and they are saying her lameness is too subtle to be overly worried (so good )! :)

    im really glad i got another opinon though i will sleep a tad better now :lol:
     
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    Oh No! Can't believe after all this time!
    Did she have an MRI? If so is odd they didn't pick teh displasya from that, i know it can be tricky with xrays alone.
    She might have been doing some over compensation? Is it the back opposite to the elbow she has displasya that is lame?

    My boy has ED, which kind did they mention?
     
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    Mabey i some how missed it? but i never heard the words elbow displacia tll today.... :/

    no shes had a CT - we arnt going down the MRI route as the vet today said theres just no point

    if she goes ant worse they will put a liquid in her (radioactive) and scan her...

    they didnt say which type of ED - however hes ringing me back tomorwo with some more results (i assume bloods and joint fluids again).... sometimes it does not all go in....:frown: so will ask him tomorow
     
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    I didn't mean you missing it! :D the vets, especially the first referral, he was a specialist!
    I know ED can be hard to spot some times and if they are not concerned might mean that is really quite mild and barely visible, it is a good thing it has been seen now so you can take preventative steps to ensure it doesn't get worse; although it is a degenerative condition, but they really seem to know what they are talking about now, what a relief for you finally!
     
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    Did they give you any advise on her weeing? is it possible its conected in some way?
     
  9. nic101

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    oh right haha. The words elbow displacia never escaped anyones mouth. elbow problems yes. but nothing conclusive.

    Ive just read up on that now.... need to do a tad more reading - but would be good to hear from anyone elses whos dog has this as first hand experience is always good.

    yes, these people i really trust (nothing against the first vets at all - they were good) but the facilities at liverpool were incredible!

    i mentioned it but they didnt seem too concerned. If it happens again then i will ask my own vet. :)
     
  10. Dally Banjo

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    Banjo keeps haveing leaks :eek: the vet recons he has nerve entrampment in his back & is on Propalin now as the acupuncture did'nt stop it completely hope she just had a one off x
     
  11. dodigna

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    Don't read too much til they are sure, I made that mistake and I swear I brought it on him :D
    Ray has Fragmented Coronoid Process which tends to show very early (5/6 months of age), there are 4 types of ED. Once they tell you which one it is then just act on it. I must admit, when you mentioned in another thread that she was lamer when you rested her it did cross my mind that it sounded like ED.
     
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    i read its manageable apparantly with exercise and a diet? (well keep them trim- poor dogs on a constant diet ) :D :lol:

    shes on beta light as shes prone to weight gain and shes put on a KG since last vet visit only a few months ago but tbh she has been on restricated exercise - then not so shes bound to pile on the pounds ( i know that feeling!)

    google is fatal for reading up on things!!!! if i believed everything i read she would be bubblewrapped and not allowed to leave the house :D (im paranoid as it is so i will stay clear of proper google searching!)
     
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    Hydro is better than constant suecide watch with diet :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Hey well done! I'm glad you're finally getting answers and Millie can get the treatment she needs x
     
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    I'm glad you've finally got an answer and hopefully now she can get the best treatment
     
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    :thumbup: you always manage to make me lough!!!

    She is right though, hydro, would is brilliant exercise. For diet mnay swear by raw feeding, personally I am a fun of high protein and low carbs anyway as I find it gives Ray nice steady energy without any burst of need of activity.

    They will discuss all the options with you I imagine anyway, there is a lot that can help, supplements, hydro, diet, massage, acupucture, now that she has a proper diagnosis let the insurance take care of things :)
     
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    :D

    thanks both :)


    hydro shes not insured for but i agree it would be good for her.... however accupuncture she is so i will see if that would help

    as without being mean i was told before it wasnt essential but general swimming (in clean ponds/lakes would be as good tbh)!

    shes on a constant diet bless her....good food (imo)...

    raw feeding - i dont actually understand what you are meant to feed etc - but im open to all this!.... so will read up - worth a shot :)
     
  18. Nicky10

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    Never mind can't find the site. KatieFranke had good links ask her

    But basically feed her 80% muscle meat which includes hearts, 10% bone but not weight bearing bones and 10% organs. You should feed 2-3% of her ideal body weight.
     
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    :thumbup: accupuncture has helped Banjo imo he seems more chilled & happy but does get a bit stiff without hydro :( swings & roundabouts :rolleyes:
     
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    Theres a vets down the road from me - the vet specialises in accupuncture :D

    so i will have a chat to them soon - i know it will mean registering with another vets but i dont care lol

    just waiting on a phonecall from the vet from yesterday.
     
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