RCLCJR wrote:Well I sure was dreading this but I got the x rays done on my 16 month old BLM today and it appears that he may have mild HD in his rear right leg. Going to get them looked at by a ortho vet for second opinion but I was wondering who here has dealt with this and how did it work out?? Thanks in advance
krazybronco2 wrote:i took mine in at 6months old to get a prelim done and i was told her hips maybe dysplasic but she is doing fine. also if i were you i personally would wait till the dog is 2yo before going to a ortho vet only because he may still have a little bit more growing to do his hips could fill in an no need in spending extra money to go to the ortho vet now when you can do it in 8 months and also get an ofa certification.
RCLCJR wrote:That all sounds better than I was expecting. I had him done just for piece of mind. The dog shows no signs whatsoever and has been working very hard without a single limp. The only thing that caught my attention was every now and then he would do a slight skip when he went into trot, other than that, nothing. I am trying to get a copy of the x rays to send to a ortho vet for a second opinion.
The vet told me to basically keep working him, try to avoid high impact stuff like high jumping and do lots of water work, and she recommended probably not breeding him.
Do any of you all think joint supplements would be a good idea? She recommended some but I have no experience with them.
RCLCJR wrote:Do any of you all think joint supplements would be a good idea? She recommended some but I have no experience with them.
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