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On Oct 27 Honey hurt her front right leg playing in the yard with me. It seemed tender but she was walking on it and even chased the cat before bed. The next morning she wouldn't put any weight on it so we headed to the vet. The good news-it was soft tissue damage near her wrist, she needed a week of rest & pain meds. The bad news-the x-ray showed OCD in her right shoulder & she needed surgery.
Our vet made the referral and on Nov 2 we were off to Vt to a specialist. Honey had her surgery the next day. She is recovering nicely, no limp at all. We have to keep her quiet for a month and the vet does expect her to make a full recovery. Unfortunately x-rays showed OCD in her left shoulder as well. She'll have that operation about a month after the first one.
Yup, I cried my eyes out when I got home, my Honey was hurting and needed surgery. We were both so worried about her but grateful for good vets and the ability to have the surgery done.
Hubby is retired so he's with her all day and takes her out for a walk on a leash (no zoomies) a zillion times a day. When I get home she gives me big kisses and wants another zillion walks...it's gonna be a long 2 months but it will be worth it when she can run again, pain free!
 

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Hi there,

My 14 month old puppy Desmond has just been to the Vets x-ray his right shoulder as he was showing signs of stiffness. The vet suspects he has OCD and is sending the x-rays off to a specialist.

We'll definately go for the sugery option as resting a 14 month pup is pretty much impossible!

I just wanted to chat with someone who has been through the same thing and see if you have any tips or advice.

Thanks for your time,

Anya
 

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Anya, sorry to hear about Desmond. I'm no expert but Honey's operation went well and she hasn't limped once. The hardest thing was keeping her quiet for 4 weeks, leash walks only, no running and no jumping. We tried to keep her busy with raw, frozen marrow bones, and lots of belly rubs and massages and simple obedience training at home. The operation was expensive $3000. and our pet insurance didn't cover because she had been seen for a limp at a younger age. I'd do it again in a heartbeat cuz it's so good to see her run and play pain free! We can e-mail or PM if you want to chat more.
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OCD surgery in the shoulder is so successful. We used to do a lot more of them... Maybe we are not seeing as many as we used to??
 

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Hi Debbie.

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. Desmond goes in for his op today. He's having it done with an endoscope I think it's called, so it's not open surgery which I think makes the recovery quicker. Thankfully the insurance are covering the surgery. Thanks for the tips on how to keep him occupied! I'll definitely try those. It's good to hear that it's been successful for Honey. That makes me optimistic about Des :) Thanks for the kind offer of being able to email you. My email is [email protected]. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

Anya :)
 
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