Katy was out playing and running with the other dogs when I heard a scream......The only way to describe it was scream, i ran out and found her limping. Holding her right hind leg up and not a very happy girl.......
I have been worried about Katy since about nine months of age, even though she has had x-rays at 18 months and a MRI (just because it was free) I have not been happy about the action in her rear end. I think it is because she is too large.
We have kept her extremely lean and her main exercise is swimming. the vet has said to give her rest after todays episode. She walked better after an hour. But I am still worried.....She just seems so loose in her back-end. And she is a very sad girl right now
No-one has been able to diagnose anything wrong, but to me it is wrong. This is so frustrating.
I have been given info on a place that does Stem cell injections at Monash University and I am thinking of contacting them. Katy is after all fully insured.
Australian Veterinary Stem Cells Pty Ltd
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But I think people think I am being over anxious and that she is not a proven problem.
I just feel like crying and don't know what to do.......
I am going to have to do a lot more reading.......
..She is lying down now and won't get up......The vet had a look at her, but wants to just give her some time. I might be over neurotic....I have just always had this feeling about Katy's back end.......No-one seems to see it, except me.
That is why I have always been so disappointed in how large she grew. She has had the best food, every additive to prevent/support.....Parents have been health checked all her known siblings and other relatives have been seen and checked ( seen their health checks too) by me. She has always had her exercise limited when she was young, not raised on shiny floors, no jumping..........it is not all about shoddy breeding, sometimes it is just bl**** bad luck. It is times like this i wish i had fallen in love with Border Collies and not newfies
(sorry letting of steam)
I have been worried about her since she was about nine months...She had a MRI, which is just as good as a Myelogram. her discs were good. I think it is hips or maybe ligament or tendon in any area, somewhere from hip to knee. I am with a ortho vet and i know he is good. It is just only this time that she has shown a real symptom. Before it has always been my "feeling". I think it is because we are heavily into horses and gaits/conformation, that I have seen it.........She has had all her elbows and hip scoring done with good results at 18 months and I was surprised, I thought they would show a problem or two......
She is definitely going to be desexed now. I have spoken to my Breeder, she is very disappointed too, as she thought she helped me pick a special puppy.
I met Katy's Dad and Mom again last weekend and they are both happy sound dogs.....It is just that bad luck has struck my Katy-bear