|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Mon Aug 9, '10 12:25pm PST |
|A dislocated hip is extremely painful, to the point where the dog is screaming in pain so I would suspect your probably wrong on your diagnose. Which brings us to the point of having the dog examined by a vet... there could be any number of things wrong... luxating patella comes to mind first to me, and while surgery may be indicated in some of these, it is not necessarily the recommended treatment for them all. If it WAS a dislocated hip, the initial treatment is not surgery, it is to pop the hip back into the socket and see if it will stay there on it's own, which many times will happen.
Part of owning a pet is the responsibility to have it taken care of when something is wrong. Failing to do that is not only morally wrong, it is against the law in most states!!!!!!