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Thread: Hip Problems in Maddy

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    Unhappy Hip Problems in Maddy

    I just got back from the vet with Madeline.

    Over the last 3 weeks she's been having trouble getting up and down and was yelping when she came inside (it's a small step up).

    I thought it was her foot that was hurting since she got it caught in the door the night before this started but I've now noticed she struggles to stand when she wakes in the morning and when she's been asleep during the day.

    The vet say it's the onset of hip problems (maybe hip dysplaysia but untill we get xrays wont know for sure)
    Her back legs dont extend nearly as well as they should for a dog her age (she's 4)

    She's getting injections for the next 4 weeks and is on anti inflamatorys to see if that helps but it doesn't look great.

    We have to limit her running around now, no ruff playing (thats going to be interesting) and increase her mental training to work off the excess energy.

    I'm so up set, this is the last thing I thought would happen to her

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    Sending lots of positive thoughts your way and hope it's something not too serious.

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    Sorry to hear about this Bordeaux.

    I assume Maddy is having Cartrophen injections? Look, I have seen some great results with this sort of initial management, so don't get too upset yet about Maddy's future possibilities.
    Give it time, wait for the x-ray resuls, and more importantly, wait for the series of injections to be done and see what improvement is gained from that.
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    Oh that is not good
    s for you all.

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    for you and Maddy

    I'm with DA, try not to think the worst. Just take it as it comes

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    You're in Melb, so I'd like to recommend you take your dog to my dogs' massage lady. She's pretty good at targetting & fixing this sort of stuff without a lot of drugs etc. Get in touch with me if your %'ed.

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    I am so sorry, I hope you get treatable results.

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    It could be just arthritus.
    If it is dysplasia, surgery will cost, well, its not cheap.

    I would suggest swimming as her form of exercise and keeping her as warm as constantly as you can. Make simple day to day activitys as easy as possible and as GSD's said, a massuer(sp?) would also be a good idea.
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    Poor Maddy I hope you find something that helps her soon! Good luck

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    Poor girl. Hoping she gets better soon. s for you and her both.

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