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 Hopeful, TW: Illness & pets
Zane
 Posted: Dec 26 2017, 04:09 PM
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Hey guys,

Sakoru and I have been on edge since Christmas Eve because our Rottweiler--Raksha--seems to have injured her hind end somehow. She's been limping, and having difficulty getting up/walking about. We are bringing her to our vet first thing once they're off Holidays tomorrow morning. In the meantime we've been keeping her lying down and still. She didn't fall or anything, so it's sudden. She just got up from a nap and BAM. So, needless to say, we're fairly concerned. We're hoping that nothing serious is going on and that she just pulled something... We'll find out more tomorrow, but in the meantime we're praying for a fast-recovery. She's definitely sore, and experiencing a few other symptoms that have us all the more concerned.

So, if we become a bit scarce this week, I just wanted to denote as to why...

If you could keep Raksha in your thoughts, we'd appreciate it. <3

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We got her into our vet at 8 AM this morning. She's on 3 days of Metacam as an anti-inflammatory. It could be growing pains, or a pinched nerve. That's what we're dealing with first. If there's no improvement by Saturday she's getting x-rays for hip dysplasia. Fingers crossed it doesn't come to that...

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And she slipped on the hardwood floor last night. She managed to trip over herself, more or less, so she's hurt again. D: Gave her the same dosage as yesterday, and hoping to dial it back by tomorrow as long as she doesn't do anything stupid. Looking more and more like we may require x rays.

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While the medication is working for the pain management, she still doesn't look "proper" in terms of her leg positioning. She has an extended butt-swing. We're taking her in for x rays Tuesday morning at 8 AM. Praying that it's not hip dysplasia or a ligament tear. ;;
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 Posted: Jan 12 2018, 06:37 PM
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I am so sorry to hear that I hope she has been getting better! Let us know how she is going =(


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 Posted: Jan 12 2018, 08:40 PM
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Hey Boo! <3

Thank you so much for the well wishes.

The x rays came back and it is hip dysplasia. We have to wait and see how far it progresses by her 18-month. She's not supposed to move around a lot (which is hard since she's only an 8-month old puppy). Just been giving her a lot of bones. No walks. No intensive play. Just a more or less chill environment.

She isn't finished growing so there isn't much we can do. Chances are it'll get a lot worse--statistically speaking. We have been peeking into doggy wheelchairs and other possibles if she loses all movement. We don't want her to be in pain, so we'll obviously be keeping a close eye. </3

It's really heartbreaking, but we're just trying to do what we can... If we have to let her go, then we have to let her go. At the moment she is still happy, and moving about despite.
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 Posted: Jan 12 2018, 08:57 PM
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=( I do hope that it doesn't get too much worse but that really sucks. Although trying to keep a puppy chill is easier said than done... Hope it gets better...


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 Posted: Jan 14 2018, 04:40 PM
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It's super hard. ;; At her age all they want to do is jump around and play. It's so hard on her, and hard on us. We don't want her to be depressed, even if that means she's a bit more active in the yard. If her quality of life is gone, then what's the point. Unfortunately hip dysplasia does not improve, it only degrades. It's just a matter of when, and how quickly.

So far she is still really "floppy" in the back end. She is swaying a lot and fumbling. We have her on the glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM. It'll take a bit to have any kind of effect, but thus far I don't see any improvement in her gait beyond her no longer being in immediate pain. If anything she seems worse in terms of her sway. It was never as noticeable as it is now.
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 Posted: Jan 14 2018, 06:40 PM
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Years ago, when I had a dog that had rear end problems similar to hip dysphasia, I did some
research into doggy wheelchairs. A fast Google search gives me this company, which at least shows what exactly I’m talking about.

https://www.handicappedpets.com/adjustable-dog-wheelchairs

There’s more companies than this one that makes such chairs, and they’re not exactly cheap, depending on what sizes your dog needs, but this might be something you can ask your vet about. And see if there’s a local company that makes these things you can buy from.

(And before you ask, I wasn’t able to get one due to the cost, so I have no idea what the downsides of these chairs are. http://files.jcink.net/uploads/daliborweyr/smiley/Frown.png )
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Zane
 Posted: Jan 14 2018, 06:45 PM
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Hey Tiger! <3

That's the sort of thing we're looking into, in case it comes to that, but we're not sure how feasible it'll be just yet. She's a big girl, and still growing. It's much easier with smaller dogs. She'll finish at about 80 lbs. or so, possibly more. She's also been having digestive/bowel issues, so we're not entirely sure if she'll manage in a wheelchair. It's something we are going to discuss with the vet if she continues to decline. Surgery is an option at 18 months, but it's more of a band-aid to the inevitable.

They run $600-1000, judging by the ones available on Amazon.

Thank you for the information! I really appreciate it.
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