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|09-17-2008, 06:51 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Feb 2008
I am so sad...took Cooper to the vet today...
Cooper has been limping a little the last couple of days, so I made an appointment to take him to the vet to get checked. We went today and they did x-rays on his legs and hip. To my total devistation the vet showed me the x-ray, and his left hip joint is malformed. She said it was pretty bad, and by looking at the film I would have to agree. We are either looking at surjery to remove the joint or a full hip replacement. He is only 9 months and I am soooooo sad. Of course we are going to do whatever is best for him, but the vet said that it was genetic. I am going to call the breeder we got him from, but not quite sure what to say. Any advice?
Wiley & Scooter
RIP Cooper, I love You My Big Boy!!
|09-17-2008, 07:23 PM||#2|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Aug 2008
awwww I'm so sorry to hear this. you have such an adorable little boy there. I just got my furbaby a month ago so I'm new to all this but I just wanted to give you my best wishes for his surgery.
|09-17-2008, 07:30 PM||#3|
Owned By Ace and Lizzie
Join Date: May 2008
I am sorry you and your baby are going through this. Do you have good repore with the breeder? If not I would ask the vet to document the findings so the breeder can see it. Did you have a health guarantee against genetic defects? I am sure you don't want to take him back-as many guarantees are this way I think-but that is 9 months of attachment. Just explain your concerns, the vet visit, and what he said. She may want a second opinion.
Andrea-Momma to Ace Lizzie and baby Sid
|09-19-2008, 03:41 AM||#6|
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|09-19-2008, 03:45 AM||#7|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: at da beach
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Awww poor Cooper. Hopefully someone whose dog has had surgery for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease will pop in with advise. Definitely notify your breeder.
Will keep Coop in my prayers.
Deb, Reese, Reggie, Frazier, Libby, Sidney, & Bodie
Trace & Ramsey who watch over us
|09-19-2008, 04:19 AM||#9|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Southern Maryland
Sorry to hear about poor Cooper. I'm sure he can still live a happy, healthy life after hip replacement if that's what has to be done...unfortunately, not what you needed to hear....having to put out that kind of money so soon. Maybe the breeder can work out something for you(she has to know you wouldn't think of giving him back after 9 mths of bonding & loving him). Maybe she can assist monetarily in some way? May be far fetched but just a thought...depends on the breeder.
I wish nothing but the best for you and little cooper..bless his heart!
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