|Barked: Sat Dec 1, '12 1:46pm PST |
|Hey guys. So Carter saw the vet today for his annual check-up and shots. Carter is in excellent health, but the vet asked me if I had noticed Carter limping with his back legs at all, and I said no. Then he told me that Carter has a condition that effects his back legs and he either said it happened before he was born or when he was born. I know it's awful that I'm so unclear on the details, but I've had the flu for days and had no one to take him for his appointment, I had to take him or pay a cancellation fee. I was trying to focus but also trying to not be sick all over the exam room, so yeah...
The vet also said since Carter is a small dog, surgery is not necessary and would likely make him worse, since studies have shown that's what happens in dogs under 30 lbs. that have this condition. He also said it won't cause him to be any more likely to develop arthritis. When I mentioned that Carter often lays with his back legs sort of splayed out, he said that yeah, the 'frog legs' thing can be because of this condition. Sorry, I know this post is kind of rambling and a bit hard to sift through, it's just that I have this terrible brain fog from being sick! So does anyone know what this condition is? I think it started with an 'L' but that's all I remember. I could call the vet's office and ask them, but I feel kind of stupid for not remembering so I thought I'd try here! Thanks in advance for any input.
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