|Barked: Tue Jan 15, '13 3:31pm PST |
|Have experience with two... one is my Chinese Crested, who, admittedly, is a small dog at only 12 lbs. He had LCPD, which basically eats away the femur head and is also extremely painful.
His surgery went very well, recovery was totally uneventful and you could not tell he has had anything done except he can't jump up onto furniture, etc. Otherwise, he is active and athletic. I am posting as him so you can check out his photos.
The other was a young lab, 1.5 years old, who was hit by a car and had her femoral heads shattered. She was owned by a human orthopaedic surgeon, so he insisted on the surgery and actually assisted the vet who performed it. She had both done at once, recovery was lengthy, but when I saw her at 3 years old, I could not tell she had ANY surgery, much less BOTH femur heads removed! She lived to be 12 or 13, normal lab age, with NO hip issues her whole life.
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