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    JJ Gypsy now spends her time at my feet or in the Laundry with her Kennel. I have not heard a peep out of her and She has been an angel.

    Kalacreek I agree completely. Here is a quick video I will be showing the Vet tuesday. It is not the best, but you can see she hops more than strides with her back legs.


    feel free to tell me if you disagree but I don't believe she is moving properly.
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    Too hard to tell. She needs an examination to see if there is hip pain on extension of her hind legs and if so she will need xrays and palpitation of the hip joints under sedation. I have found on the past if there is any doubt to get a referral to a specialist. It saves money in the long run as things only get done once with their high tech xray machines and expert manipulation and they know exactly what to look for.

    I just had my young BC done for his hips as I had some concerns.

    In WA we have Murdoch uni and I use the Animal Surgical Referral Service, and there is another specialist group.

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    As I mentioned earlier she has X-rays booked for tuesday and I will be demanding any tests that are relevant to be done Kalacreek. My new Vet is great and I think they will actually help me and listen to my concerns. I don't give a damn about the cost right now my furr baby is not 100% happy and I will do every thing i can to fix that.

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    Good luck! my recent hip assessments and x-rays by an orthovet cost me $500 and was definitely worth it.

    Hopefully it is nothing serious. Let us know what the results are.

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    We have been quated $550 for tuesday But she's worth it. I will definatly post updates as I get them
    Also I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has posted here the last few days. I really appreciate the support and concern shown

    And especially a big thank you to Kalacreek for her knowledge and experience in a similar situations
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    That is almost exactly how my friends dog moves and she has slipping patellas.

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    thanks crested i will get them to look into that possibility too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    That is almost exactly how my friends dog moves and she has slipping patellas.
    Usually slipping (luxating) patellas are a sign of bad hips too, or so I have been told by the vets who look after my girl who had a luxating patella in her left leg fixed when she was 10 months old and was not long after diagnosed with hip displaxia which she has had since birth.

    You have made the right decision to have her looked at! Hopefully its a good diagnosis

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    Patellas are the knee joint, they are caused by the socket groove not being deep enough for the ball. If the groove is too shallow to ball pops out or slides.
    Exercise can help a lot with it, tightening the muscles can help hold the ball in place.
    I guess hips being bad would cause the dog to walk on a slight angle and might cause them to pop out more frequently but otherwise they are separate issues, a lot of toy breeds have the problem.

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    Aww, im sorry to hear about that idiot annoying your dog at night. My neighbours dogs (ridgeback x lab and labdoodle) ALWAYS bark at people passing. They are stirred up by teenagers often too. Im often out the front having a go at kids walking past! But an adult should know better!!

    Goodluck tomorrow with the vet poor darlin!

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