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    Thanks 3+ for the support. The frustrating thing is she barks at the people behind our property and the idiot who has been stirring her but other than that she ignores everyone else.
    We had fireworks last night and not a single yip or bark. Not a sound, as drunken people stagger past screaming at the top of their lungs that they lost their wife! lol. She ignores the neighbours dogs and kids

    She is still showing signs of distress after more than a gentle walk and I have started to use the Umbilical cord training method to make sure she doesn’t wind herself up. Fingers crossed for tomorrow tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    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.
    Hi Crested,

    Yeah you should see the way my girl walks, I should get a video and post it for people to see but basically the best way to describe it is that she waggles her bum back and forward as she walks, like human females do when they are trying to be "sexy" lol. Both her feet twist inwards as she walks hence the waggling bum.

    Luckily for both of us only her left patella had to be done, the right one slipped a few times when she was younger but always went back into place and hasn't slipped out for a long time now, thankfully. The left one however slipped out one day and didn't go back on it's own like it is supposed to. The left hip is also the worst, the specialist vet we see who is a Chiropractor said it isn't even in the right spot and her knee now has terrible arthritis at the joint because of the surgery. She's a tough one though and rarely complains, although she hurt it the other day and has been stiff and sore for a while.

    Drag0n have you tried swimming with her, swimming always helps Keira if she is in pain or limping it tends to stop her from limping so there must be something about the movement that helps the issue. Plus its low impact.

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    First thing first. The idiots seem to have figured out it is not so fun to woof at us after they went past and saw me talking to a pair of police officers about the incident lol.

    As for the other issue(sorry for the longish post)
    Gypsy had her X-rays yesterday. no signs of problems with the joints themselves. She was actually praised on her conformation lol. The Vet does agree that she is not right. probably soft tissue damage. She is not sure if it is nerve or muscle at this stage. She said she has perhaps had a dislocation in the past(before we got her) and her muscles are weaker from the first incident.
    For now I have been told to give her rest and Meds. We have also been advised to put her on a specialised Omega 3 supplement to help with her joints and a possible skin allergy. If she has not improved by next week take her back for tests and send her results off to a specilist in Perth.
    Overall poor Gypsy sad and bored. because every time I let her out she hoons around the yard. Silly girl doesn't realise what she is doing to herself lol

    Keira & Phoenix I will be taking her for a light walk on lead to the river today to give her a chance to stretch her legs so will give her a quick swim to.

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