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Re: arthritis in pup

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  November 10, 2002 at 21:15:34

In Reply to: arthritis in pup
Category:   Medical
Posted by:  Suzanne Nichols
Posted on:  November 08, 2002 at 21:32:53

Question:

: Our 11mo old pup has been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease (arthritis) in his front right elbow. The vets at Oklahoma State University want to do surgery but have never seen this in such a small and young dog. Has anyone had this and done the surgery? If the surgery was done was it temporary or long-lasting. The vets are not positive that the surgery will work.


Response:

Dear Suzanne,

I am posting your question in hopes someone out there has had the same experience with their young JRT.

With all due respect to the vets at the University -- have you considered getting a second opinion from any other orthopedic specialists? I understand that they can't give any guarantees but like you, I'd prefer a bit more information before taking such a big step.

Best of luck to you both,
Leslie