It's taken me a long time to post this ~ I'm still just sick over it.
In January, Rocky started limping. (8 mo. old) Any type of running and he'd end up lame in his front right shoulder. The vet, with x-rays, determined he had a bi-lateral strain to his shoulder. We limited his activity, to the point the hasn't walked up or down my stairs since, and on anti-inflamatory medication. Fast forward 3 months. Rocky is not any better. More x-rays and an orthopedic vet has shown that Rocky's shoulders (the right worse than the left, but both affected) are extremely shallow and can not hold the leg (femur) in place. Ortho vet does not
feel this can be surgically repaired.
Vet feels it could either be a birth defect or genetic. Hard to say. Either way - we're done showing, I've cut his beautiful beautiful show coat off to get a better look at how he's moving. He's shortened his stride quite a bit to compensate. He takes short little steps.
We're on a physical therapy type routine to see if we can get the inflammation down. He gets 1/4 mi. walk a day.
Has anyone heard of this? It's a first for my vet with a Havanese. He's seen it in Corgi's several times.
Thanks for letting me ramble. I'm on the search for the perfect dog stroller! I'll walk Rudy, and stroll Rocky.