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    Well I was one that never thought this would happen to them.
    but we had to take Murphy to the vets today as after the play he had with a 3 year old dog. Little Murphy was walking with a bad limp on his right side.
    So I thought it might be a strain and would see how he was this morning.

    I got him out of his create and he bounded out of it like nothing was wrong and I thought you little rippa.

    I went and done my daily exersices and while I was doing them I looked out the window as Murphy was barking. And what was he barking? It was his basketball.

    I finished off and went inside and Murphy came with me. He laid down and when he got up he could hardly stand up. So I rant the vet and got him in.
    The vet pushed and pulled on both legs and she said it is a littl too hard to tell as he is still too young to say yes for sure but an xray would tell us how bad it is or how good it is.

    Problem is we need money to pay for an MRI for me and I hate to say it but this has to come first.

    We went out tonight after being at the vets and Murphy was home on hos own and when we got back home he was as happy as a littlepup should be. But the silly little bugger was running (a now No No.) He was jumping ( A now No No). Crawling under the coffee table (yet another No No).

    So I do think he has got it but he is young and I think we can muscle him up a fair bit to get on top of it slightly as the vet said here we can do nothing for him. So we have to keep him as settled as we can. I hate this but I had a suspision that something just wasn't right but just brushed it off.

    As they say Highinsight is a great thing. If only.

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    Thats a bugger to hear.
    Hope you can get yourself and Murphy sorted out. Over the last few years i've had to have a heap of MRI's done aswell. I hate them as i'm a bit clostraphobic.
    Good luck with it all.


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    I hate them as I am quite large in the shoulders and I have to squash my shoulders in so I can slid into it. And when it gets going I can feel the heat on my shoulders.
    And I can't have my arms up over the top of my head cause I have got bad rotator cuff probelms to. So it is a no win for me.

    We are taking Murphy off from Obedience training for 2 weeks to let things settle down then slowly bring things back in.
    He was given a pain relief tablet last night on the vets advise but she said if he spews or goes off his food to stop them.
    Well early this morning he woke us up by barking at 2 am. He never barks that early unless something is wrong.
    The wife got up and let him out for a while and he then came back in and to bed. She couldn't tell if he down anything but he went back to his create.
    I let him out this morning and he went to the toilet then came in for his breakfast, he never touched it.
    So I left it down for an hour and he never looked at it, so I glad wrapped it and put it in the fridge.
    Then when the boss got home from work Murphy spwed again and this is when I noticed that he had shit and spewed in his create. I never seen it till way after.
    We took that outside and hosed it off.
    So Murphy now has to come off these what we think are slow release tablets.
    And We hope that he might come better with rest.
    hate seeing him like this.

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    that sucks mate, hopefully he will be ok......
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    Sorry to hear all this Rid. I hope the tests might still show it's something less serious than hip dysplasia. And that he feels better soon.

    And you too!

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    I know what you mean. When my old dog scooby was crook i couldnt concentrate on work or even sleep well. It sux, especially to such a young dog.
    Hope he gets well soon.


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    We really are worried about him. It is so unfair to be so young and hit by this.
    It might just mean all the things I wanted to do with him will now have to be modified.
    And to that I think it will be okay.
    I said to the wife if it becomes like way over our heads in money terms we might have to look at Murphy loosing his leg. So he can havea better quality of life.
    I would rather go down that road that spend out heaps for only stop gap messures.
    Which I think most will be. I have seen dogs live happy lives with 3 legs so it is one thing we can look at if all things work out to be that or him being on tablets for the rest of his life.

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    Because he is a puppy it could be Pano. Google Pano and see. Sometimes when puppies go through grow spurts they get Pano, which often is OK after a while. Keep himm reasonably quiet.
    I don't give my young dogs pain relief if they get pain, because as soon as the apin goes they get too energetic and are likely to injure further. I am typing this from work, but if you are interested i can post you some links.
    I wouls add Vit C (500unit/day) and glucosamine (1000) to his diet. We do this as a preventative to our dogs.
    I only use pain meds if the pain is really bad and try to only keep it to a level where the dogs still realise they have pain, but are reasonable.
    Hope Murhy is feeling better soon
    Pets are forever

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    Thank you so much from the both of us.
    TYhis has put a ray of sunsine into today.
    The Boss has to go out later and she will but those items and place him on them right away.
    I will do the read up on this info.
    So once more we own you more than thanks but this is all we can give you.

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    My Border Collie was diagnosed with hip displaysia when she was around six to eight months old and were advised to put her down. OUr beautiful Eliie lived till she was twelve years old. you couldnt keep her still. we did give her calcium pod=wder in her dinner but i dont know if that is recommened these days. good luck with everything

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