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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, Paige, I am sorry to hear about Preston's legs. Hopefully the knowledgable people on this forum can help ease your mind. This is not a subject I know.
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Wow, thats to bad. Will that actually affect his day to day life though? I'm sure he will be ok!! He is so cute!!

Do these develop over time? or is it something they are born with and you never checked before? I should ask my breeder about Mangos legs as I have heard nothing on that topic yet!

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Paige, I'm so sorry to hear that I don't know much about the condition, but I do know someone that has a Havanese with bowed legs. The dog, female, is a family pet and has a great personality.

I do know, that this Havanese enjoys everything that her family and Hav-siblings do, she loves to swim and go boating, and seems to live a normal existance.

I'm not sure of what this entails medically I hope that this doesn't effect Preston's quality of life. I'm hopeful that it won't based on the other Havanese I know of with this.

I will PM you some info to contact her.

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Oh Paige so sorry to hear this, you did the right thing to notify your breeder and it was very kind of them to try and do right by you. Keep us updated, let us know how the vet goes.

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Paige Im so sorry to hear that Lets hope he dont need the surgery,. Yoda is bowed to now I know how you feel I trully do keep us posted of his out come
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Paige, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Preston....he is such a handsome fella! This is scary though! Were they bowed when you got him or just all of a sudden?? Ya know, I've never really looked @ Valentino's soaped up cause I send him out for baths & grooming. I'll have my groomer check him the next time! Get well wishes to him!
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I'm very sorry to read the news about Preston. If you need any support, a friend of mine had surgery on her Havanese last year because bowed legs made her lame. The good news is that the surgery really did help her.

Hugs to you, Paige.
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Paige, I'm so sorry to hear about Preston! I sure hope the vet finds it to be a mild case and hopefully won't affect him. Please keep us posted.

Doggie Nut, Here's a nice website explaining many different health issues that can affect our havanese.

http://www.erashavanese.com/CD.html

"I have chosen to provide some information about Chondrodysplasia, which basically means premature
closure of the growth plate. When this happens, the bone continues to grow some, causing it to grow
at a bowed direction away from the 'wrist'. It most likely causes asymmetry of the two legs also.
If you soap up the dog and look at the inside of the legs and chest wall, you may see one side of the
chest wall 'higher' than the other side. Or you may also see one or both legs (from the 'wrist') bowing out a bit.

Chondrodysplasia or 'CD' is seen in many breeds of dogs, and interestingly enough is the fact
that those same breeds share eye problems much like the Havanese do."

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Poor Preston He is probably oblivious to it!! We all hope it is minor!
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