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Old October 1st, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Jeez louise, if the pet store is going to pay for it (), I would go for it...the cynic in me says to make sure you get an estimate from the vet and get the pet shop to agree to that estimate IN WRITING before you go ahead with it (unless you're prepared to pay for it yourself if they balk).

My understanding is that they can only do one hip at a time (I think) so you may not want to wait too long...there has to be a healing process between the first and second surgeries.

I agree with Hazel; if it caused mild problems now it will likely cause big problems later. If you're hesitant, get a second opinion from an orthopedic specialist. In the meantime, be sure to always keep your dog lean and fit; strong muscles and low body fat will help prevent joint strain and injury.
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