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Thread: Deebo Has Hip Displaysia..

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    Default Deebo Has Hip Displaysia..

    I took my 7 month old Aussie bulldog in for x-rays after he'd had been lame for 4-5 weeks and the results came back with hip displaysia. This is the worst outcome and has me devastated to to have such a young dog in pain so early in his life.
    So far I have been keeping his food down and adding fish oil and glucosamine to his food and taking him swimming once a week for excercise.
    I'm not sure what I going to do in regards to have surgery done or whether he needs it as I havent gone to a specialist yet.
    I've read up on the internet that most bulldogs have shallow sockets and hip diplaysia to some degree.
    Also that when they mature the hip ligaments strengthen and the problem goes away.
    This may resolve itself with time, or it may stay the same, or it may get worse -
    only time will tell.



    Heres an x-ray of Deebo's hips


    And Heathy hips.


    Deebo

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    I am so sorry to hear this but he certainly has the best carer in you. hugs.

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    I am so sorry Obie, I hope that Deebo is feeling alright.

    He really is the most gorgeous thing!

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    aww i'm so sorry to hear about Deebo

    Big hugs to you both

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    I am so sorry to hear that.... to both of you!

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    Hugs to you both.

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    I'm so sorry

    He's a gorgeous boy

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    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.

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    Thats a shame, and he is such a beautiful little chubby chops.

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    Poor little bloke! Hopefully the specialist can give you some options, and in the meantime you can limit Deebo's activity. Hugs to you both!

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