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    Cruciate or slipping patella........Sorry
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    So dad should take her to the vet? His dog has been like this for a while but he is one of those men who just say she doesn't look in pain she'll be right.
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    There's plenty of three legged dogs around.

    I saw a dog that was clearly in pain - something was very wrong with one of her front legs - though she'd forget when chasing the ball. But when one of her packmates bumped into her, she'd scream in pain and when she wasn't going flat out she wasn't using the leg. The owners didn't seem concerned. They couldn't find anything wrong with her paw. But I thought it might have been a dislocated shoulder. The kind of injury a dog can get from having a prang with other dogs at speed. Was a bit hard to take but if owners won't do anything, there's not a lot I could do.

    So if the dog is not bothered, and doesn't scream when you check out all the joints from paw to hip/shoulder - I'd consider waiting until next vet visit. Depends on whether you'd want to get something like a patella or cruciate fixed up or not.

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    I will tell my dad what it could be and hopefully he will take her to the vets. Bit hard at the moment because we just moved and are still sorting everything out. So money is an issue iguess.
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    Very very likely patella luxation. She will need to be seen by a vet to determine the level (I would advise a second, independent opinion as well).

    Please, please get your Dad to trim down her weight - you should be able to see a slight indent at her waist when looking from above, trimming her down may mean that she can avoid surgery. Her current obesity is not helping the situation at all.
    Easiest way to diet is take away a good third of her meal(s) and replace with defrosted but uncooked green beans. No treats allowed unless her ration is decreased accordingly.

    I didn't see the earlier post, I would guess one parent Pug the other Jack Russel or more likely what some people call mini foxie (the smooth coated small terrier Heinz kind). Tenties tend to throw narrow chests and hips, so I would doubt that, although nothing is ever sure with mixes.

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    My little fellow has just had a double luxating patella op...and he too used to become stiff legged asked the vet and it was a case of surgery as x-ray showed signs of arthritis present, No Insurance at the time $2400 learnt lesson in the process of getting some. Apparently he was made that way according to the vet. I'm kicking myself for not bringing the earlier leg lifts and the fact he used to sit like a frog to the vets attention because even though he was showing no vocal signs of pain it must have hurt for him when it popped out and in for him not to use his tricky knee legs for a brief time interrupting playtime.

    Anybody here got any suggestions to make recovery period shorter or things I need to watch out for...He is so missing play sessions with his cat cousin.
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    Maybe Tibetan spaniel by the looks of her lil nose

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuralPug View Post
    Very very likely patella luxation. She will need to be seen by a vet to determine the level (I would advise a second, independent opinion as well).

    Please, please get your Dad to trim down her weight - you should be able to see a slight indent at her waist when looking from above, trimming her down may mean that she can avoid surgery. Her current obesity is not helping the situation at all.
    Easiest way to diet is take away a good third of her meal(s) and replace with defrosted but uncooked green beans. No treats allowed unless her ration is decreased accordingly.

    I didn't see the earlier post, I would guess one parent Pug the other Jack Russel or more likely what some people call mini foxie (the smooth coated small terrier Heinz kind). Tenties tend to throw narrow chests and hips, so I would doubt that, although nothing is ever sure with mixes.
    Where did i say the pug is over weight? lol. :P Her weight is fine. I forgot to talk to dad about it but i will soon.
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    Her weight is fine
    She looked fat to me too - rolls over the shoulder, general barrel shape and not enough tuck in at the waist. But it's hard to tell from one photo. The leaner she is, the better it would be for her joints.

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    Last edited by Hyacinth; 06-29-2012 at 10:06 PM.

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    Patella luxation can be helped by building strong muscles to help hold the bone in place. One of my friends little toy poodles has minor patella luxation so they put her on a strict exercise regime. Nothing too strenous but enough to build up muscle in her hindquarters. The slipping happens rarely now, only when she jumps wrong.

    I'm not saying it is a fix, but being a healthy weight with good muscle tone can help in some cases.

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