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Luxating Patella

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  • #64256
    *Nat*
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    Been to the vet with Sky today as she has a slight limp, I suspected it was Luxating Patella after reading the symptoms and this has been confirmed  🙁 Although its not the best news, its also not the worst!! As you can imagine I had all sorts going through my mind after what happened with Piper  :'(

    Our vet thinks its Grade 2 and that we should see how she goes. She runs absolutely fine and it doesnt affect her quality of life so until that changes we probably won’t consider the surgery. Although this would reduce the risk of arthritis later on, so we’ll see  🙂

    The vet felt her other leg and also her hips and these felt fine, so thats good  🙂

    I’ve bought some Mobile Bones supplement which looks good and has all the ingredients recommended by our vet – http://www.poochandmutt.com/mobilebones/  🙂

    Anyone else have any experience of Luxating Patella? Any suggestions gratefully received  🙂

    Vet gave Sky the once over while we were there and all is fine, heart sounds good, right weight etc. She fell in love with her, especailly after Sky licked her to death lol  😀

    #87981
    Gracie
    Member

    Hydrotherapy  ;D
    Will help to tighten and strengthen the area, getting her used to a pool now will help if she develops arthritis later in life hydrotherapy again will help.

    Sorry to hear she has it, but glad its not seeming to affect her.

    #87982
    *Nat*
    Member

    Ooh yeah dunno why I didn’t think of that  ::) Will look into it, thank you  :-*

    #87983
    Lisa33
    Member

    ooh yes Nat get her swimming, it will do her the world of good! :ok:

    #87984
    Val
    Member

    Try not to walk her on too much concrete as it’s very unforgiving on joints.
    It is a problem within the breed swimming is ideal for both hips and knees
    Nat has she had her eye checks?
    Val

    #87985
    *Nat*
    Member

    No not done eye checks Val, it’s cateracts they are prone to isnt it? Is that something the vets do? Whats involved and what can I do if there’s something wrong?

    I’m still trying to get hold of her papers but have informed the rescue of the problem with her knee!

    I’ve spoken to our local hydrotherapy pool http://www.cherrytreehydrotherapy.co.uk/ and I’ve got a form for the vet to refer her  🙂 The lady said she’s be better off using the treadmill in the water as swimming involves them kicking the legs out more  🙂 First session is free then it’s £20!

    #87986
    Gracie
    Member

    Looks good, £20 is not bad, and 1st session free is good. Are you insured? if the vet refers you may be able to claim it back on the insurance.

    #87987
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hope she enjoys the swimming, hope it helps  :-*

    #87988
    *Nat*
    Member

    Yeah we are insured so will look into that  🙂

    #87989
    Val
    Member

    Hereditary Cataracts (HC). and Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous (or PHPV)
    You need an eye specialist to do it have a look on the KC site it doesn’t matter what breed are holding the testing clinic any breed is usually welcome,I have posted loads on here over the years will have a look for one in your area
    Val

    #87990
    *Nat*
    Member

    Ok thanks Val  :-*

    #87991

    Aww nat im sorry hun – but am not surised not after seeing her at the show, i agree re the hydro will def help her!!  :-*

    #87992
    *Nat*
    Member

    Yeah I know Suz, you could see it don’t really bother her much though  :agree:

    #87993
    Lisa33
    Member

    My old Staffie, Sky used to get ever so stiff after a good run so I was only ever able to walk her every other day until I got her on Glucosamine and she was like a different dog!!

    #87994
    Val
    Member

    Totally agree with Lisa Nat would put her on it straight away
    Val

    [quote author=Lisa33 link=topic=15316.msg276327#msg276327 date=1282900008]
    My old Staffie, Sky used to get ever so stiff after a good run so I was only ever able to walk her every other day until I got her on Glucosamine and she was like a different dog!!

    [/quote]

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