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Old January 5th, 2014, 11:11 AM
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renkma, how sad for Gumdrop that she has to go through this, you too. One of my dogs years ago had HD, and it was a terrible thing. I didn't have the money to do hip replacement for her, but she managed a good quality life as we took care of her pain control meds. She was a GSD cross, so a good size dog, and she got around fine so long as we didn't over exercise her or let her jump around. Unfortunately she tore her ACL running in the backyard one day and as a result had to be put to sleep because she couldn't carry herself on her only "good" hind leg as that hip was too bad to carry her weight while the damaged leg healed from surgery. Really, with good management your little one should be okay for some time. Stay positive and love her to bits.
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