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    Default Poor Holly...

    We discovered a while ago that Holly had a luxating patella on her left hind, the vet decided it didn't need surgery and I was advised to keep an eye on it.

    Last week I brought Bailey and Holly to the beach 4 days in a row. On the fourth day Holly was running and she yelped fell to the ground and had to be carried back to the car. I brought her back to the vet the next day and it turned out that it was actually her right hip that was causing the pain.

    So today she was x-rayed and its not good news She has severe hip dysplasia, I saw the x-rays and i was shocked, her whole socket is worn away.

    Her x-rays are being sent to a specialist in Cork to see if he thinks that she is a candidate for hip replacement. In the meantime she is not allowed to join us for walks and is on glucosimine injections once a week for four weeks.

    She's been so brave

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    What a shock for you. Poor Holly!

    Be brave Holly and hope you're feeling better soon. xx

    My Bob is in for xrays tomorrow because of limping... So scary when there's something wrong.

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    Hi

    Poor Holly I hope whatever path you and your vet choose will be the best and brightest for her in the future ,best wishes and thoughts to you both.
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    Poor Holly - give her a big (gentle) hug from me!
    She is very brave considering the severity of her case.. Fingers crossed the specialist in Cork will be able to do something for her
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    Sending lots of to you and Holly.
    Have they given her pain medicine?
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    So sorry to hear this. Poor little girl I hope the injections help her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabby View Post
    Have they given her pain medicine?
    Yeah shes on Metacam.

    Thanks everyone, she has been on my lap since she came home yesterday. She's in good form though, Bailey is looking after her

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    Lilly my 3 year old Tri has had to have 3 surgeries for luxating patellas (ok I know she only has 2 hind legs but the pin broke on her first one so a second op was needed!) It's well worth the surgery, her quality of life is so much better now. I can recommend CORTAFLEX for additional help for Holly in addition to the glucosamine. Some anti-inflammatories for pain relief would be good for her too.
    Hope she feels better soon

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    Just reading this now - poor holly
    A friend at dog training has a miniature schnauzer with severe hip dysplasia, and was advised to take him to hydrotherapy to build his muscles back up before his operation (femoral head excision), this has worked so well that he has stopped limping, has a lot more muscle and hasn't neede to have the operation yet. He will need it, but at least when he does his post-op rehabilitation should be a lot more straightforward.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that hydrotherapy should hopefully help Holly as well. Fingers crossed.

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    I am pleased to say that little Holly will be given a new lease of life for christmas..

    After many tests, x-rays and much speculation it has been decided that Holly will be getting a total hip replacement sometime in Decmeber.

    The reason why it took so loing to come to this decision is beacuse one of the specialists that reviewed Holly's x-rays had concerns about her right stifle and was not comfortable giving her a new hip until further tests were done on the stifle. A joint tap and further x-rays were performed and our vetrerinary hospital and a small amount on inflamation was detected around the stifle.

    On Monday Holly came to college with me .. She was given two full orthopedic examinations, one by a final year vet student and the other by a fully qualified vet. The poor little thing was then x-rayed again.

    Anyway the good news is that the ball is now rolling and she should have an appointment for sometime in December or early Jan. The vet in UCD commented on how brave and strong she was and said she was a pleasure to treat

    Oh and btw she will be treated at the Marie Louse Veterinary Hospital in Baldoyle anybody have any experience with this place?

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