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Unhappy Ruh-roh, the vet wants to talk.

Jack was neutered today. That went well and he is awake and bouncing off the walls. Since he was knocked out, I asked them to x-ray his funny front leg. The vet and I have talked about it before during his check-ups. She x-rayed both.

RUH-ROH!! She isn't happy with either of them. She said they look like a young (tall) corgi's legs. Since she isn't as familiar with Havs, she was hinting that maybe we should see an ortho-guy. Future arthiritis is a worry.

We will see. The appt. with her is at 10:30. I decided to let Jack sleep over because I was worried about getting snow on his new stitches. The way he bounds through the snow wouldn't be good for a new boo-boo.

sigh... I knew that something was off with his legs. I dread telling Raina (his breeder) that one of her babies may be not quite perfect. I remember how devastated my mom was when she found out one of her Siberian kittens had a heart murmur. Jack is perfect to us. His wonky leg just adds character.

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I am sorry to hear about Jack's legs. I hope the vet is just being cautious and it turns out to be no big deal. Please keep us posted.





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Well, that's too bad, but he isn't potential breeding stock (at least not anymore). Even if he does have CD, there ARE lots of Havs who have it where it DOESN'T turn out to be a big problem for them.

As you said, you love him no matter what! If he does have CD, however, you might want to ask if he will have any restrictions in terms of activity. I'm not sure if dogs with CD should do agility, for instance.


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Gosh, I hope it doesn't keep him from doing agility classes. I do not enjoy obedience classes. I get so tired of a hour of holding his attention. I am just not that exciting. Maybe if I keep the jumps low and not do a lot of repetitions....

We will see. At the moment, I don't think it is a big problem.

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My friend hav had a terrible accident when he was a puppy and ended up with extensive surgery, almost lost his back leg, it was salvaged but shorter and he walks 'funny' (people tell them) but he is still just every bit as amazing, active, playful and fun as he was before the accident. Dogs are resilient, they just need to know you love them and they love you and all is happy in the world.

I hope it turns out to be nothing major,

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Gosh, I hope it doesn't keep him from doing agility classes. I do not enjoy obedience classes. I get so tired of a hour of holding his attention. I am just not that exciting. Maybe if I keep the jumps low and not do a lot of repetitions....

We will see. At the moment, I don't think it is a big problem.
Well, don't borrow trouble, but I do think it's a good question to ask. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!

And one wa or the other, you might want to try Rally instead of straight Obedience... it's a lot more fun!!!


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Sorry to hear about your baby. I hope it does not give him trouble whatever it is. Rally is fun!!!! Obedience can be boring for some. For me its great to see my reactive little manic control himself for once. I wonder who will be more excited tomorrow when Jack comes home: You or Him???

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We missed his furry face. It was his first night without us. However... didn't miss walking him and getting snowballs off of him.

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heavy sigh... his forearms are really curved. The vet is sending his xrays off to the ortho-guy to see if there will be future problems. my poor baby.

On the positive side, his neuter went fine.
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I know this must make you feel sad. Jack is still his same happy self and doesn't know. It is better to know early in case there are issues down the road, you can have a plan for them and you can do what is needed to avoid pitfalls and in somecases prevent future problems. Belly Rubs for Jack and hugs to you.

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