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post #1 of 74 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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RE: Babaloo is skipping or hopping a little

Hi All,

A few weeks ago Babaloo sorta skipped a day ot two after his neutering.

And then I didn't notice it until this past week. This past weekend, I took him on a walk for over an 1 1/2 hours. Since then he has been sorta skipping a little more often. He is also running and daring you to chase him.

I started to search for Luxating Patella's and found many a thread on that one.

Babaloo's knees are fine so the Vet confirmed. The Vet did some further looking and found that he had some soreness near his hip and noticed some difference in the muscle mass on his hind legs.

He is treating it right now as if it's a sprain but told me to come back in 2 weeks. He described Legg Calves Perth disease to me and I almost freaked.

He's on an G3, SynoviG3 , I guess this is the anti inflamatory and Metacam (pain killer). I didn't think he was in any pain since he wasn't whinning or whimpering.

So my fingers are crossed that it's a bad sprain that I have no idea how he got.

He's going to miss his first East Coast Play date and Haloween party.

But he's gonna be fine in time.




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I have never had a dog with Legg Calves perth disease but I had a son with it. It does heal its self after awhile. We were told that it was caused by the top of the bone dying off because of very rapid growth.The forementioned son had to take it easy for a couple of years but it resolved itself.
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The way the vet explained it to me was that the blood supply to the bone (is this right) is what is dying off. If it requires surgery they remove the ball and the scar tissue fills the area and he will be fine. However, I am still hoping it a bad sprain.

How old was your don when he was diagnosed with this? And was he in any pain? And when you say he took it easy for a few years, how did he handle that?

I certainly hope not.

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My son was about eleven when he was diagnosed and surgery was never suggested. It was all over by the time he was thirteen. Yes it was painful but he took medications for that and he ended up playing football in high school. He also ended up being 6 feet six inches tall and about 280 ibs, My husband and I are average sized people so this was a surprise.I hope this doesn't happen to your dog!
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I am praying that it's just a sprain and he will be fine in a couple of days.

Actually your son did pretty well afterwards. Playing football is quite a feat.

I have one more question for you. I see that you are a Senior Member does this mean that you are a Senior like in Senior Citizen or a Senior member of this forum. I have seen this used quite a bit on this forum and not quite sure about it's meaning.

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Milo had LCP (Leggs Calve Perth). Surgery was performed about a year ago by an orthopedic specialist to remove the femoral head. Everything worked out well, and he is just fine today. It can be confirmed through X-rays. Hopefully, Babaloo just has a sprain. Feel free to PM me if you need more information.

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Senior member, hmm. I don't know what it means either. I have only been a member for a year and I don't post that much. It's a puzzle.
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Thanks for the words of encouragement. I am realing feeling pretty awful about this. I think that the two weeks is going to take forever.

The Vet did explain to me that it is highly treatable and if in fact he does have this Babaloo will be fine. I feel so awful that he was in pain and I didn't even know it. He absolutely showed no sign of being uncomfortable. Most of the time he is walking and running normally. Barking at us at us if we weren't giving him enough attention.

I guess I am just feeling very sad right now cause he is such a sweet little pupster.

Thanks again. I think that I am taking two Tylenol PM's and going to sleep.

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Senior member, hmm. I don't know what it means either. I have only been a member for a year and I don't post that much. It's a puzzle.
I think after your 100th post you become a senior member
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Wow Vicki, that does sound scary. Like you said, hopefully it's just a sprain.

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