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    Hmmm. Maybe that's why poor Meika ended up in her situation... Owners who didn't want to treat her. We don't know how old she is so it makes things difficult, all I know is that she's young-ish and in October 2011 when she arrived at the RSPCA so was in her first heat but I'm not too sure when bitches have their first heat? We guess she's about 18 months old, but like I said, just a guess. And that's going by appearance, she's very mature mentally

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    Some dogs come in heat as early as 6 months, the larger breeds often later, Katy was 18 months, which is very late....teeth can give you a better idea
    Pets are forever

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    Wow. Yeah I've asked the vet and he had a look at her teeth and said "she's fully grown but not 2 years old yet. So I'd say between 1 and 2 years old". He said the exact same thing with Molly haha if only there was a way to know everything about abandoned dogs!! I really think it should be law that every puppy is microchipped before it is sold/given away, there would be so many less cruelty cases because people would know how easily they could be caught and the people who end up with all the rescue dogs will be able to have some-sort of idea about their breeding, age etc

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    Our dog chiro has been much more useful than regular vets for support and info re Roscoes luxating patella. Its chronic and it will get worse- regular vets just give us antiinfllamitries and send us on our way, the dog chiro spends mush more time discussing lifestyle changes that may help manage pain, does some manipulation and ultrasound treatment. I have found it very worthwhile. I hope you can develope a good connection to your dog chiro.

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    I just got home from work and she is much much better this morning! She still has a slight limp when I concentrate but nothing like it was yesterday. She's currently at my feet with her toy wanting me to throw it but I'm fighting the urge. Will go get the heat pack and put it on again this morning just to stop any pain coming back. I'm so relieved that she's feeling better!!!! And we will definitely only have gentle exercise for the next week or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    Thanks newfsie, I hope it's from too much exercise too. I found a qualified canine chiro-vet so will book an appointment tomorrow. Can HD show signs so suddenly? I couldn't find my domoso but I have a heat pack on it at the moment and she's usually scared of them when I use them on myself but she falls asleep whenever I put it on and when I take it off every few mins she looks at me as if to say "Put it back" so it must be making her feel better, I've been putting the heat pack on for a few mins and then gently massaging it for a few mins and repeating the cycle for 20mins now so hopefully it's helping her feel better. We're off to sleep now as I need at be at work at 2:30am so hopefully she's feeling better in the morning!!! I'm worried about her jumping on and off the bed tonight so have set up a nice comfy bed for her right next to me.
    May i have the chiro's details? My 10 mth old Kelpie pulls up sore after running around.

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    One of my young Border collies pulled up sore on several occasions in his backend when he was around 9 months old. Not really normal in a healthy active young dog. Made me suspicious so I had his hips x-rayed by an orthovet and sure enough he has mild HD. I keep him very lean and fit and he is now 2 1/2 and he is well muscled and fit and is a good working dog on my sheep. Vet said to keep him fit and working and he has been fine so far.

    I have other young working dogs and they can all exercise till the cows come home and never show up sore. The only 2 of my youngsters to show up sore - one with mild HD and one with mild ED.

    I have had a young kelpie injure herself while running but that was when another dog ran in to her.

    Hopefully it is something else.

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