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Thread: Hypdisplasia in a Puppy..wrong Vet Advice? (long Story Sorry)

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    The only vet that can do a decent hipscore in Melbourne is Ray Ferguson - and those working with him - at Monash vet clinic.

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    I am very sorry for everything you are both going through and for your puppies...

    The vet you appear to have been sent to is a vet who works with the pet shop. Pet shops are now required by law to have a vet on consult.

    You will get no honesty or sincere opinion from him. The AVA unbelievably supports the sale of live animals from pet shops. It's all about $$$ The more animals sold the more animals needing vets.

    The AVA is also opposed to mandatory desexing! Why? They are concerned they might desex themselves out of buisness! More dogs and cats, more money for pet industry, the AVA included.

    There is a great lobby group called Deathrowpets who are fighting the pet industry and trying to stop the sale of animals in pet shops.

    They are always interested in hearing these stories and may be able to offer you both some support and advice, here is the link.

    DEATHROWPETS.net - Home Page

    Take good care of each other and your babies...

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Oh Moningo I'm so sorry

    HD varies from case to case. Is is unfortunately all too common in uncaringly-bred puppies.

    But none of that changes how much you love your little one...

    Do lots of looking and asking online. It looks disasterous but depends on the indvidual dog. Treatments range from medications to control discomfort in mild cases to surgery like femoral head removal in bad cases.

    I hope you all come out of it ok. It is a long road you face, and costs may overwhelm you. Whatever you have to face with your pup, do it with all the love you have. Your dog will never think ill of you - he loves you.

    Tkay - being aware of it and having a vet you trust is the most important thing for you and your baby. Talk to your vet about what tests you can do, and any possible warning signs to look for.

    I'm really sorry for you both, but the furore about genetic faults in purebred dogs has passed by the massive incidence of theses crippling conditions in purposely crossbred dogs. All too many dogs and their owners will continue to suffer as a result.

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    Hi all,

    i am so touched by all your replies, i felt really awkward about posting our story, but thank you so much. Snowy has been on medication and anti-inflammatories, new walking pattern and teaching him to walk on a treadmill, to ensure alignment with hips and knees. Last night we went to our (new) vet who is absolutely fantastic! When he checked Snowy's knees and hips yesterday he could clearly see improvement. He really is encouraging us to not consider surgery and keep doing the alternatives as he has suggested. We are so thankful for this new vet (VETPRACTICE in SOUTH MORANG) who has spent many hours with us to ensure accurate info and alternatives to surgery. I am sorry to hear that Jenna (see forum here) already had to have surgery...considering they are from the same breeder...it just makes me angry!!!!! I will keep you posted on Snowy's progress...thanks everyone

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    hi, i am thinking of getting a samriever from woodpark puppies. has anyone got a samriever from this breeder, and if so would you recommend them? i am worried due to the above stories.

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    This thread is 2 years old. You won't get any answers tagging onto this. Best to make a new thread of your own.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Hi,

    it was us who posted the info below 2 years ago. Interesting you are replying to that now, as it has now been 8 weeks since Snowy has been treated for his hipdysplasia that was discovered when he was 4 months old. Our vet did stem cell treatment on him costing 3,500 dollars...he has recovered well.

    to answer your question; we can't tell you what you should do what we can tell you is that in the mean time we have met either face to face or onlin 3 other couples who have all got their samrievers from woodpark and they all have had surgery for hipdysplasia. You can email me privately if you like on monique_hoving@hotmail.com for further details if you wish.

    We also bought a second samriever from a private breeder in the area of adelaide, he is healthy as no problems at all (other than he arrived appearingly underweight and was covered in flees) - he is a great vibrant fellow and we love both of them so much. They do need a lot of attention, training and walking. We walk them twice a day for about 1,5 total each day with more in the weekend. They need a lot of interaction and stimulation.

    anyway, feel free to contact us if you would like more info.
    kind regards,
    monique

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    I replied to Moszley who brought up an old thread.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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