|Barked: Tue Apr 2, '13 3:42pm PST |
|Taggert has LP in his right knee. It's really irritating for him when he gets to a trot, he will often just lift that leg and hop with the other one until we either slow down to a walk, or break into a full run, at which point he has no trouble. He is very sensitive about people messing with his knee. It doesn't seem to be affecting his jumping ability, and most of the time, nobody notices. I had to point it out to the vet before she saw enough of his gait to actually feel for it.
The only other time that it gets to being an issue is when he goes pee. He does this confused stretch/squat/lift and if you watch his knee you can see all the tendons and muscles shift as that patella pops out of place. It hasn't caught yet, but I have a feeling one day it's not going to slip back.
Their food has glucosamine in it right now, otherwise I get supplements for him, and he does ok. I think unless the dog is severely crippled by the luxation, they will be fine
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