My limping 8 year old boy...
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Nov 21st, 2006 04:41
Nov 27th, 2006 16:22
UPDATE: My Flat Coated Retriever DOES NOT HAVE CANCER!!!!!!!!! I brought him to the D.M.V., (a doggy hospital filled w/ specialists...), and they found that he has a ripped tendon that holds the femur bone and the fibula and tibia bone together. This tendon is inside the bones, not on the outside...so he has to undergo invasive surgery on Thursday, Nov. 30th/06. They will perform a surgery called a T.P.L.O., (Tibial Plateau Levelng Osteotomy). You can google it under, "canine T.P.L.O.). It's going to save his quality of life. It has a 99.9% success rate! He's too young to be put down just because he's becoming increasingly lame, when a surgery which will put him back to normal within 2 months is the clear answer. It's quite costly...but the alternative is that he goes to doggy heaven at almost 9 years of age. What would you do? Anyhow, this is the happy ending. Thank you all for your concern and advice/help. xoxooxoxxooxoxoxoxoxoxox
Nov 27th, 2006 19:46
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