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I just found this thread and wondered if there was any additional information. Panda began limping/hopping this weekend. Not consistent, but would hold her rear foot up and hop a few steps, hold the paw off to the side and shake it, then begin to walk normally. Took her to the vet today and she said luxating patella. She gave me an antibiotic since she thinks it was due to an injury, not genetics. She said we could operate and "tack" the kneecap back in place, but she hates to operate on a dog who is not experiencing any pain (Panda doesn't appear to be suffering with this). OTOH, she did say there is a greater risk of arthritis settling in that area as she gets older....
Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?
Donna Mom to Panda