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Unhappy Help!! My puppy diagnosed w/ hip dysplasia!

I have searched the site for any info from anyone that has had a puppy with hip dysplasia. My entire family is DEVASTATED and heartbroken that Milo was diagnosed this past friday. He is 8 months old. I would love any advice, comments, or information from anyone. I recieved a health guarantee from the breeder but he seems to have moved. I am searching for him through AKC. HELP! The puppy that my children loved to run and jump with is no longer allowed to do those things! Try limiting that with 3 young kids! HELP!

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Oh dear, Hilary, I am so sorry. That is devastating news. I am sure that some of the professionals and breeders on this Forum will have some useful and timely advice for you. In the meantime, sending best thoughts/hugs for Milo and you all!



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I am so sorry. I am not familar with hip dysplasia but I would consult with a specialist vet that may be able to help you. Also contact your breeder right away as well. I am sure there are some breeders on this forum that may be able to point you in the right direction.

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I am soo sorry to hear about Milo... I hope that you will be able to find your breeder so that he can give you some insight on it. I am sure that you will find some great information on here.....this is a very knowledgeable bunch!!!! Sending healing vibes your way!!!!!

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Hilary,
Thats sad news for Milo.. How did you find out that he had this? Was there any warning signs? I do not know much about this HD at all.. Sorry..

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I have had two German Shepherds that were diagnosed with hip displasia at an early age. One because he was limping at 18 months, and one for screening at 7 months old.

Baron, the 18 month old had severe hip displasia, he did go through surgery that really didn't help very much this was in 1989 so the treatments have changed. We made the horrible decision to have him put to sleep when he was 6 years old and his quality of life was bleak.

My other one, Jena, was diagnosed with mild hip displasia she never limped a day of her life because of her hips. Up until the age of 8 she could clear a 4 foot gate without hesitation. She lived a long and pain free life until the age of 12. We never restricted her exercise or playing.

Treatments and pain medications have improved greatly since I had my GSD's.

What has the vet told you? Is it mild - moderate - severe?

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I have searched the site for any info from anyone that has had a puppy with hip dysplasia. My entire family is DEVASTATED and heartbroken that Milo was diagnosed this past friday. He is 8 months old. I would love any advice, comments, or information from anyone. I recieved a health guarantee from the breeder but he seems to have moved. I am searching for him through AKC. HELP! The puppy that my children loved to run and jump with is no longer allowed to do those things! Try limiting that with 3 young kids! HELP!
Hilary,

I'm SOO sorry!!!

A few months ago, I was part of a group of Hav owners asked to "foster" a pup with hip dysplasia until it had surgery and was placed in a forever home. I was unable to foster, because I have too many stairs in my house But I did ask about the dog recently and was told that the surgery was a success and it was now in a forever home.

Did the vet talk to you about surgery and what that entails?

I know it has to be a MAJOR disappointment I would get an appt w/ a specialist or surgeon asap and atleast figure out what your options are, if you have any and the severity of the dysplasia. Poor baby. Milo is absolutely adorable.

What state is the breeder in? Did you check with other breeder registries? The HCA, Independent Havanese Club, Local Hav clubs? Like the ones that are exclusive to certain states?

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Awww, poor puppy. Is it both hips, or just one? What has the vet said other than restrict activity?

I adopted a German shep X at 12 weeks, who had HD in one hip. He was never restricted from anything. He even used to lay down with both legs out behind him. We had him on glucosamine/chondroitin supplements. He lived to be 16 yrs and his he really never had a problem. His legs started to give him a problem when he was about 14 yrs.

Hope you can locate the breeder and get some answers.


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Hi Hiliary, I am so sorry for Milo. My Sis in laws hav had hip diplasia as a puppy and had an operation and is fine now. she looks a little crooked but runs and jumps like nothing ever happened. good luck- hopefully some more experienced people will chime in.




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I have nothing to add to your information of Hip Dysplasia other than I have know of dogs that lived very long lives with it and there is now managment for the pain.

Could you post the breeders name in case someone on the forum knows them to help you get in touch? No witch hunt just for information.

We are sending very positive vibs for your family and Milo.

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