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    Poor girl, hope the surgery goes well.

    There is no proof that cruciates are genetic but I believe they are. My friend has a dog that blew his cruciate, and guess what... 2 of his pups did as well. The weak muscles are IMO most definitely genetic.
    Patellas are the same, although they have proven to be passed on.

    Carrots are fantastic fillers grated up and mixed with their regular food. Nil calories and filling.
    24/7 kibble grazing... bad Di!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Poor girl, hope the surgery goes well.

    There is no proof that cruciates are genetic but I believe they are. My friend has a dog that blew his cruciate, and guess what... 2 of his pups did as well. The weak muscles are IMO most definitely genetic.
    Patellas are the same, although they have proven to be passed on.

    Carrots are fantastic fillers grated up and mixed with their regular food. Nil calories and filling.
    24/7 kibble grazing... bad Di!
    You forgot to add the for 30 years after 24/7 kibble grazing and before bad Di. lol.

    Only rotten dog I have had problems with it. Guess it was bound to happen sometime.

    Hy. Am doing some research into weight loss diet.
    Do you think Your recipe for Frosty's diet would be good or a variation of it.
    If so can you please tell me what it is?
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    Hope she is Ok Di, she couldnt be in the hands of a better owner right now Di! She is a very lucky Poochy
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    Di- Roscoe has lost 3 kg over the last 6 mths. (beagle - from 16.7 kg to 13.7)
    Kangaroo is very low fat. He is eating 1 meal a day which consists of some roo and organ mince/1 chook neck/1 handful of eaglepac kibble/ small amount of fruit and veggie scraps (carrot peel, apple left over from children etc).

    Once a week I substitute the mince with egg or sardines.

    He gets a bone every 2nd day- lamb offcut or beef marrow.

    He is also on sachas blend/fish oil (human grade/vit e/spirulena and glucosamine.

    Hope it all goes well today.

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    I have just got off the phone from the vet and I am crying. A GOOD cry.
    My father in law was just here and it was him that made me cry.

    Some background.
    We are farmers. Garry and his father are in partnership with them and he and I draw money monthly that we live on..nothing to do with any farme expenses. They still both probably have the first dollar that they ever made.

    We have had years of drought with very little income.

    The vet rang me. Jodi was on the table, xrayed and was being prepped for surgery.

    He told me he had very rarely seen this whole problem she has in a medium sized dog. Usually smaller breeds.
    He is in two minds about the extent of the problem and this surgery may not fully fix her. That there could also be a hip problem which will have to be assessed when she is healed from this and dropped some weight. More surgery may be needed and the other leg may go as well. I think he was sounding me out whether I thought it financially viable or PTS.
    He did assure me that pain would not be an ongoing issue.

    My heart dropped. My FIL said that as she is a ....cough..working dog that the farm account would pay for her for this op (tax reasons)
    My heart dropped as I thought that both hubby and FIL would not want to spend lots of money on her in the future. We all know how many farmers would just give a bullet should this happen.
    Never the less I told the vet to do whatever op was needed.

    My wonderful FIL told me she was a very valuable dog. Because of what the dogs have done for me through treatment that all of them would always have any vet care they needed no matter how many thousands it might run into.

    Last May all three had a test for snakebite that was 700 odd dollars each too.
    I have no money as such of my own but would have got a bank loan or something should I have needed to.

    I severely underestimated my husband and FIL.

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    That is beautiful Di. *tears*
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Woohoooo. It is injury not genetic. (never been happy my dog has an injury before, lol)
    Cruciate was FINE!

    Extensive bruising along with the luxating patella.. Why the hell the rotten little cow showed no pain behaviour I will never know.
    Vet expects a full recovery.
    He will still be assessing hips later down the track but he is not as concerned now as he was before surgery and just going by xrays.

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    Great News Di! Hugs xx
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    Squirrel dudes for their food - makes it last longer - though it's no good if one steals the other's dude.

    Carrots - they have bugger all calories and are fun to eat.

    And Roz the lab's owner is using something called Pernase powder. It's like seaflex only cheaper. Getting the weight off and that she's credited with huge improvement in her lab's mobility.

    And my dad would refuse to do knee ops on obese people - he insisted they lose weight first. He was mean but he also knew that there was no point fixing the knee if they didn't fix the weight.

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    Oh lucky you Di.....

    Weightloss.... Lilly was just over 27kg when she had her cruciate injury diagnosed and the vet wants her down to 22kg, we are currently down to 24kg, that has happened since 20 June.

    We took out all treats (pigs ears, buffalo pizzles, pigs snouts etc) she was fed a small portion of roo tail or a small chicken carcass for breakfast and dinner was grated carrot with a spoon of yoghurt, flaxseed oil, roo mince or sardines/tuna/salmon. The portion size at dinner was reduced as well.

    They are happy for her to stay at 24kg until I get her exercising again properly and can use that to help shift the last bit.

    Good Luck
    Cheers Aleesha
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