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My dog has a torn ACL (update: RIP, puppy) (Read 246 times)

MtnBikerChk


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    Jewell has a history of getting bumps and bruises proving the theory that greyhounds are not graceful.

     

    This is what I threatened to do to her at one point.  Guess I shoulda stuck with it.

      MBC, maybe you should try that for both Jewell and Baboon... hang in there!

      LRB


      Dreamer

        Jewell has a history of getting bumps and bruises proving the theory that greyhounds are not graceful.

         

        This is what I threatened to do to her at one point.  Guess I shoulda stuck with it.

         

        On Phil too though!

         

        "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

        scottydawg


        Barking Mad To Run

          Poor doggie.  Wishing you both a speedy recovery!

          "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt


          Bad Ass

            Awww, poor baby (and I meant Jewel, not you!)  Hope she recovers quickly and by daddy's side.

            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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            notimeforthat


              Poor puppy!!!

               

               

              Hope you are healing up quickly.

              LRB


              Dreamer

                Awww, poor baby (and I meant Jewel, not you!)  Hope she recovers quickly and by daddy's side.

                 

                Wassup D, The Boonster can't get no love?

                "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                  Oh no!  My friend's dog just had this happen.  $3000 surgery!  Hope your dog is feeling better without it!

                  Jnfr Jogs


                    Take heart - many ACL tears in dogs will heal all on their own in 3 - 6 weeks, if you can keep her from injuring it any worse. For example, take her treats to her, don't call her to you to get them.  I know the laser therapy also helps with inflammation and pain relief, if she is getting both the steady and the pulsed kind.

                    I hope you both feel better soon! She is a cutie pie!

                    MtnBikerChk


                    running is bad for you

                      Diagnosis was wrong.  We xrayed today and she has tumors in her leg.

                       

                      back story:

                      Early January I noticed once in a while at the bottom of the stairs Jewell would kind of drag her right leg a bit.  Also instead of FLYING up the stairs she walked slowly.  So I brought her to the vet and we xrayed and I left her for the day.  The vet walked her, watched her on stairs etc and said she was doing fine - maybe moving a little slow but at her age it could be joints, a little arthritis etc. But the xrays were completely clean.

                       

                      Then the week of Phil's surgery she started limping so I brought her in.  The other vet (same office) thought it was her ACL and put her on an anti inflammatory and pain meds.  Our follow up appt was for this Monday but I changed it to today with the other vet because I knew it was getting worse and I couldn't wait.  However, I thought it was a spinal issue and I walked in there all ready to demand the treatment I found for lumbosacral stenosis which is common for older greyhounds and her symptoms matched.  If I was wrong so be it - they give a shot for it kind of like a cortisone shot so if I was wrong no harm........

                       

                      Vet started feeling her leg and instantly was like "oh, this is new.  I think it's a bone tumor let's xray."  And so it is.  In 2 months, growths appeared on the xray.

                       

                      So now she's going back on the anti inflammatory, staying on tramadol and we are adding gabapentin for nerve type pain.

                       

                      Sucks.

                        Oh no! Sad


                        Bad Ass

                          Oh no.  Hope the tumors are not cancerous.

                          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                            Wassup D, The Boonster can't get no love?

                             

                            lol

                            MrNamtor


                            DON'T TREAD ON ME

                              That's too bad about your dog. So sorry to hear. Is she a full greyhound or an italian greyhound?

                              MtnBikerChk


                              running is bad for you

                                Oh no.  Hope the tumors are not cancerous.

                                 

                                We are not going to bother having them tested - we assume they are.  The end result is the same so we're just not going to put her through anymore tests or procedures etc.

                                 

                                 

                                Yes, she is a purebred greyhound.  You can see her racing stats if you register at greyhound-data.com

                                http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?d=tola+jewel&x=-1186&y=-27