August 17th 2012 8:05 am
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Diary of the day? Yay! Thanks, Dogster!
We just got back from seeing the specialist. As it turns out, Kail's problem, though she does have hip dysplasia, is not her hips. The major problem is her knees. The cranial cruciate ligament, what would be called the ACL in humans according to the vet, in both her knees are torn.
The vet believes, because of her age, that she was born with them defective and that they weren't torn through exercise or something like that. Kail has discoid lupus, which can cause joint pain, and because of this, the veterinarian does not want to do surgery on her right now - she'll still have trouble. He wants me to watch for her lifting one leg. If/when that happens, he wants to see her again and surgery may be an option then.
For now, she needs to be kept thin, and be kept from running (she can walk as much as she wants). She's a hyper pup, I'm not sure how she's going to handle this!
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Congratulations on being a DDP! Enjoy your day and everything that will come with it!
We wish you the best with Kail. You would think this only happens to older dogs, sorry you are needing to deal with this.
Belated Congrats on the Diary of the Day beautiful Kail! But we are sorry to hear about your knees. We are keeping you in our prayers along with your mom.
KJ, Rain & Family