If you have a few squillion dollars to spare... you can now get hip replacements for dogs.
Our family Aussie terror - used to get around without a hip joint - it was removed because it was so crappy - but that's not a good option for a big dog.
I also don't have a few scillion dollar lol, but surgery isn't really an option, I don't want to put her through surgery again. And it would be very hard on her to be crated for 8 - 12 weeks straight for recovery.
Poor sweethaear, it is all very tough.......Post the pics of the spine, would be quite interested in seeing them too
My newfie Abbey had top to bottom Osteo Arthritis from a very young age.......She was thought to have to be PTS at four, becuase we could not control the pain. We went to a BOWEN therapist.....The difference it made in her life, she was 8 when she died of a totally unrelated event. The Bowen really helped with pain. Another thing that helped was the herbal remedy Devil's Clawyou can get it at most horse produce stores....You need to blend ( coffee Blender) it a little more and just give a teaspoon. She knew that was good for her. used to bark as i was getting it ready and eat it of the top of her meal. She was like that, knew what was good for her. She used to back up to the Bowen Therapist, "here fix this bit''
It is good to go with acupuncture and I am sure you are using the Vit C, glucosamine/chondrointon and fish oil
Pets are forever
I thought removing the hip joint was also generally only done to young dogs, like really young dogs (and small dogs)? Is that not right?
I did a bit of reading about options in case we need to go down that track with Barney at some stage.
Can I ask what stuff you do to help K&P? Barney gets Glucosamine daily, but thats about it at the mo.
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