|Barked: Tue Jan 15, '13 2:05pm PST |
|Honestly, I never even thought he had a problem until I read the book The Art of Racing in the Rain. He bunny hops up stairs and relies heavily on his front end to pull him up on to the couch and bed. When he shakes you hear his hips pop. He never showed signs of pain, so I really didn't know how bad it was. I had taken him to a vet at a year old, and they recommended surgery then, but THR on both sides ($8800), which I could not afford at the time (or now to be totally honest). Because he still played with Yuki, and ran around all the time, I let him be. It wasn't until this past year when he started stumbling and falling that I started to worry. Then he wouldn't sleep through the nights because of pain. Honestly, when the vets saw his Xray they are shocked that he still gets around like he does. I keep him on Blue Buffalo whitefish food and Synflex for pets... so maybe that is really helping.
His xray can be seen at the bottom of this page:
If anyone has any experience with the recovery I'd really like to hear what I can do to for him to allow him to heal up and be well in the best ways.
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