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Patellar Luxation

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Jenwal, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Jenwal

    Jenwal New Member Registered

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    i am picking up my terrier in an hour's time after he has had surgery on both legs for patellar luxation. I am worried how I will cope as I am on my own. Any advice please?
    Jennie
     
  2. Mayblossom

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    Oh poor boy , seems strange doing both legs together , do you have a crate for him ?
     
  3. Jenwal

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    No. I don't have a crate. I don't think he'll be able to walk. I think I might sleep downstairs with him.
     
  4. Mayblossom

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    He’ll need to be taken outside to do his poos and wees which is going to be difficult for him , hopefully he’ll be able to put enough weight on his legs to cope with this. Just can’t understand the vet doing both legs , usually one at a time then the dog can at least have some movement on three legs . How long has he had the luxation?
    Are you at home with him all the time?
     
  5. Jenwal

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    Yes. I am based at home and shall certainly remain there for the next few days. The vet suggested I loop a towel under him to take him out for his ablutions.
     
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    That’s good you’ll be with him :) is he home now?
     
  7. Jenwal

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    Yes. He's home and a friend is bringing around a cage. He only had one knee done after all. The next one will be in eight weeks time
     
  8. Mayblossom

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    Oh that’s good ! That’ll make things a bit easier for you both :rolleyes: pleased he only did the one after all. Has he got to wear the ‘cone ‘ ? ;)
    The crate will be good to keep him safe for a while if you’re not about , can’t get up to too much mischief then .
     
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    As you may have seen my lab Wilbur had his knee pinned when he broke it,
    Stay with him first night then see how he is,
    No running or jumping for a while,
    Oh and cut down on food as no exercise,
    Best of luck and hope little one is ok.
     

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