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05 January 2010 @ 12:30 am
knee problems?  
Sadie's limping on and off. It's her back leg on the right side. Do anyone of you have experience with your dogs and problems like this at all? I read about something called luxating patella and they say it's common in Bostons. Any feedback or advice would be welcome.
trexphile on January 5th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Our Daisy had the surgery on one of her knees a few years ago, and she's doing great still. This is definitely something that our sweet Bostons are prone to.

If it's possible, I'd suggest that you get the surgery. It will cut down on her pain and bouts of lameness. I've heard that the procedure can be expensive, although we live in an area where vet care is very cheap, so we were able to afford it.
noisywallflowernoisywallflower on January 6th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Thank you for commenting! How old was Daisy when she developed the problem?
trexphile on January 6th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
She was less than a year old when it started (10 months old), but we didn't get the surgery done for another year or two.
tinytadpoletinytadpole on January 5th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
here is a website if you need more info on it: http://www.thewholedog.org/artPatella.html
Melindamindy1024 on January 5th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
I would go to the vet and get her checked out. Our pup Kermie was not limping but not putting heavy weight on one of her legs and I immediately was worried about the patella. We went to go get her checked out right away and it turns out she had slipped a disk in her back by jumping up. They gave her some meds and it healed up. But I would get her looked at as soon as you can if she is in pain.
popscockles: pic#73346267catpopscockles on January 6th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
My PiggPenn has patella problems in his hind legs, too. Go get her checked.
know all your enemieskelliee on January 13th, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
luxating patellas are graded... if she ends up having grade 1, and it stays that way, she won't need surgery. if its grade 3, she probably will. surgery generally runs about $1500.