|Barked: Sun Aug 19, '12 9:09pm PST |
|Thank you all.
Maxwell thank you for sharing your experience with Sassy.
Lilith I will go ahead with the test then but I don't really know what else it could be as her hips are only painful when extended by hand. She still has a beautiful trot.
Chance she has been doing this for a year, possibly more. I feel bad for the dogs you mentioned, Not sure I could deal with that.
If I think back she may have started having problems around age 6. But heres the problem, Sabi has had a twisted back leg all her life. When she first arrived I noticed it. The vet shrugged it off and said she might grow out of it as it was pretty minor. As she grew, and grew it turned worse and worse but again no one seemed concerned and the only time it was even noticeable was at a walk, or standing still her one foot was turned in. At 2 the vet opted not to xray her hips as they felt normal and had normal range of motion, it's not like she is breeding stock that I needed the results on and she was a big, strong, active girl. At 3 1/2 when I had her spayed she was xrayed and both hips were almost fully displaced.
For me to say now when she started stumbling and wobbling is impossible and I can't say what is to blame. I do know that in the past year it has gotten noticeable and frequent. And once again I dropped the ball. I knew she had joint issues so I ignored the symptoms because I thought it was just aging.
Now I need to know what we are facing, good or bad. She is happy and bouncy at the moment so maybe thats all that matters, but I like to have a plan.
She is not currently on any meds.
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