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    Thank you so much for your caring and thoughtful advice. I will take it all on board and try to give him thes very best of care. I will also speak to the Vet...without tears this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    I don't have any advice to give, but I think it is sickening that a vet could charge someone $12,000.00 to fix that. That's really playing on people's love for their pets
    I agree, pity there's no medicare for dogs....or all pets for that matter

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    Can you get pet insurance Zigby and then claim the operation or the treatment through that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClareBear View Post
    Can you get pet insurance Zigby and then claim the operation or the treatment through that?
    Insurances won't pay for a pre existing condition. I know my with pet insurance you have to pay upfront and then claim back, 12G is alot to find even if you will get it back

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    Gday umm, I am real sorry to read your dogs predicament, my old dog had dysplastic hips and left elbow, but that was environmental and my fault caused it, I couldnt imagine a 12 grand bill for an op so young so sorry. I managed my dogs= with massage and manipulation with chondroiten and msm formulae.
    All the best Beau.
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    Beau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClareBear View Post
    Can you get pet insurance Zigby and then claim the operation or the treatment through that?

    Nope cant, no insurance company will cover the hip displaxia now. It is because of my firstdogs health issues tht I made sure I had pet insurance from day dot for my 2nd.

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    Beau how do you believe that you caused your dogs Dysplastic Hips. I have wondered if we contributed to Zigby's situation.
    Last edited by Zigby; 11-18-2011 at 01:28 PM.

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    We use human suppliments mostly
    -fish oil/vit E (the Vit E is important for dogs when on fish oil)
    - glucosamine
    - Spirilina
    - sachas blend

    A mostly BARF diet (we avoid most grains also)

    we also goto a good animal chiropractor at least twice a year (in western syd- if you are interested I am happy to post name and details).

    Keep on the light side- lees wt on the joints.
    We are walking 3 to 5km a day- pretty slowly...

    We wont do surgery- quality of life is our aim, when its too painful he will be PTS.

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    What doses do you use? I have read about dosige but would like some first hand feeback if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetboy View Post
    We use human suppliments mostly
    -fish oil/vit E (the Vit E is important for dogs when on fish oil)
    - glucosamine
    - Spirilina
    - sachas blend

    A mostly BARF diet (we avoid most grains also)

    we also goto a good animal chiropractor at least twice a year (in western syd- if you are interested I am happy to post name and details).

    Keep on the light side- lees wt on the joints.
    We are walking 3 to 5km a day- pretty slowly...

    We wont do surgery- quality of life is our aim, when its too painful he will be PTS.
    I am sorry this is happening to you, it is tough for both of you

    I also had a newfie with HD and I did not go the surgery way.....We pretty much used the same system as this post and also added green lipped mussels from NZ

    If the dog is Young Vit C is also a good additive to help

    You cannot overdose on any of this stuf, but we use some of this as a preventative too

    Our newfies are on 500units of Vit C daily, 1500 0f glucosamine/chondrontin, Vit E, kelp and the Omega 3 )cold fish oil)
    Sasha's Blen is amazing and we only would use this if we had an older dog or a dog with problems. There used to be another herbal concoction around called Canine senior and it had Devils Claw in it. It made a huge difference to our Abbey. And she would seek Devils claw out (powder) on top of her food. it is available at herbal shops.
    We asl used a Chiropractor, Ian Bidstrup and we used a Bowen Therapist. She loved her Bowen therapist and would greet her happily and put herself in position for her to be treated.

    Abbey lived until the age of 8, which is fairly average for a newfie (not too healthy) and she was able to get around quite well and enjoyed life. We also swam her alot. She is the reason we had our dam dug in our garden. We call it a pond, but it is a large dam. A pool sound great or lake swimming.

    Newfie's often get HD due to environmental reasons. Such as slippery floors, where dogs slide when they get up or even fall when puppies/young. Also rough play in early life. Stairs, steps, jumping.
    That is why in giants all these things are usually not allowed. It makes for a very strict living. We used to have a house with stairs, a real no no for newfies (puppies) we have since built our own and we are all one level...
    We are also insured for just in case now. the first thing we do is insure our dogs.
    As tothe vets charges, you will find most of that actually is the replacement hip. They are extremely expensive, just like in humans.....

    Good luck with Zigby, just try to increase the muscles structure around the hip, it can really help. Swimming, massage and some therapies
    Pets are forever

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