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    Im sorry

    I wish you and Deebo all the best.

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    Sorry for your little man, just try not to over exert him, I am sure you are taking all the right steps & he is in the right hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Hi Obie

    That's horrible. My understanding is that Deebo would have had to have a general anaesthetic to get the xrays and do the tests. I can see from his xrays that there's quite a bit missing from the socket of hip on the left side of the picture (not sure if it is tummy up or back up), if it's tummy up - deebo's right side. And neither hip is sitting securely in the socket.

    We had an aussie terrier with hip problems and the vet's answer was to remove the joint altogether and let her run around on muscle and tendon alone. Seemed to work for her as a little dog, and we were careful to make sure she didn't get fat.

    Are you going to let the breeder and breed association know? I think that would be the right thing to do.

    One of the lab breeders at our dog club was talking about hip scores, and when I found out it involved general anaesthetic - I decided it wasn't something easy or cheap to do ie get Frosty's score - just for interest. I always wonder if I let her run too much.
    It does seem like like there is a bit of wear on that side of the hip, that side is actually the side he doesnt limp on Probably caused by putting more weight on it.

    I have let the breeders know about it and they would like me to send the
    x-rays to them so their vet can look at them for a second opinion. They said they will take it from there, whether that means they will take some responsibility or not I dont know, I guess I will just have to wait and see.

    My vet has reffered me to a specialist and said they may suggest an operation called a Triple Pelvic Osteotomy priced at $4000 each hip so that would be around $8000 for my Deebo.
    Unfortunately I dont have that kind of money so for now I will just keep Deebo on glucosamines on a strict diet and swimming exercises.

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    I am sorry to hear this - but do not panic yet. Most dogs with x-rays taken at that age do continue to tighten a bit more. And while he will always have HD, he may not limp once he is mature.

    Bulldogs are a hard breed health wise.

    I wish you all the best but still urge, don't let this get you down, don't panic yet he has time to improve.

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    I just wanted to say good luck with Deebo. I hope he pulls together as he gets older for you


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    I'm so sorry to hear this. Poor little Deebo. Hopefully the situation gets better not worse

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    Thanks for the support guys.

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    Aw Obie, I'm so sorry to hear this.

    I second what MAC has pointed out however. A diagnosis of HD at this age may change for the better as he develops.
    All you can do is play it by ear, and do everything you can to assist a dog with HD.

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    poor bloke hope the glucosamine helps!!

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    I am so sorry to hear that, and I do not mean to be incesitive but I just have to say it...
    WOW that is an awesome xray!!! Sorry I come from a family of nurses and vet nurses lol I can help myself.

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