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    Unhappy Elbow Dysplasia Help!

    My 2 year old Rotti was just diagnosed with elbow dysplacia. This happened after we just got a new pup. Does anyone think that having a pup around will be too much physical stress? I don't want to have to rehome our new baby, but i do want whats best for both my boys. Also, is surgery the only way to go to help him? I don't want him to go through any uneccessary pain. I need some advice, any advice please!!!

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    surgery is your best option or stem cell therapy if you are in NSW and can afford it.

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    Thanx, that's what i was afraid of!

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    Hey Jess

    Sadly this is not uncommon in Rotti's....

    You need great advice from very experienced surgeons. My advice, learn every single thing you are able to and then consult sought after surgeons for their proffesional views and advice. Your local vet may be a sought after surgeon...

    Go with who you trust and admire, what sits very well and those who are interseted in spending the time needed with you and being thorough.

    I would certainly not contemplate rehoming your bub at this point, it may be completely unrelated....

    Good Luck

    Nic x

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    Thanx Nic,

    I don't think i could ever rehome our new pup any way! I don't have it it me!
    We have decided that because our rotti is now house bound (doctors orders) our pup is a greatly appreciated companion for him.
    We will be making an appointment with the best specialist in our area. You are right about going with a surgeon we like. I am not going to trust just anyone with the life of our boy! We have him on regular pentosan injections at the moment and started giving him fish oil and glucosamine supplements. All is starting to look a little more positive!

    thanx,
    Jess!

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    Hi Jess

    It sounds like you are right on track, your boy is so lucky to have such devoted owners

    A lot of really great vets are experienced in this sort of surgery.

    So happy things are feeling a little more positive, i am sure it will all go really well...Let us know how you go, and wishing you much sucess!

    Nic

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    There is an excellent orthopedic surgeon in Melbourne, as well as one in NSW.

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    Do you know the name of the one in Melbourne?
    He had his last injection last night so we have to wait a few days to see how he responded to the course of pentosan. But it's looking really good so far, really happy with his progress!

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    Thanx!

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