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Old 11-12-2013, 10:03 PM
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I've been wanting to get x-rays of Jackson, but don't know when I'll do it or get the extra money. He was x-rayed once when he was limping, it ended up being Lymes, but I remember the vet saying his hips and patellas looked great. That was when he was about 2 years old though. He's now 5. I'm somewhat curious about his back lately though. Ever since he was young, he has kind of a weird spot when you pick him up that he yelps. But the vet has palpated, etc, again and again and of course he never does it when we're there, so she said it might just be him being sensitive. But it's something on my mind. So I've been curious to get an x-ray of his back.

Anyone know how much this generally runs cost-wise?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:07 PM
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Gavroche had his hips and stifles xrayed before he was mine. He was limping when he was found, and since he was still limping when he got neutered, we went ahead and did xrays while he was out for the neuter. His stifles were fine, but his hips aren't so great. We didn't send them off anywhere, just read them in-house.

Here they are. The positioning is terrible, and if they were taken when he was my dog and I had to pay for them, I'd be pretty pissed about it (especially since he was ANESTHETIZED). I'm also unsure where there's only one view. This is 5 years old, so who knows what they look like now :P


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Old 11-12-2013, 10:12 PM
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Anyone know how much this generally runs cost-wise?
It depends on the area, but around here it's a couple hundred bucks to have them done and sent in.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:12 PM
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At the clinic I work at, it is anywhere from $145-$180, depending if we send them off for a specialist to look at. We also don't sedate for radiographs unless the animal is either extremely painful or extremely aggressive - and even then we use a sedation that is either easily reversed or just takes the edge of the discomfort off. I would say 9/10 animals we're able to do without any form of sedation - and that includes joints (even weird positions that involve tape for proper positioning). How those compare to sedated rads I don't know...but our vets and consults have always been (mostly) happy with the quality.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:37 PM
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When I worked in general practice, we tried non-sedated hip xrays if the owner requested it. We didn't often get the positioning needed. OFA requests that the patellas be in the patellar groove to ensure best positioning. Many dogs didn't tolerate the torquing required for that awake.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:31 AM
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When I went, the xrays were waaay cheaper than the tick profile.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:10 AM
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When I worked in general practice, we tried non-sedated hip xrays if the owner requested it. We didn't often get the positioning needed. OFA requests that the patellas be in the patellar groove to ensure best positioning. Many dogs didn't tolerate the torquing required for that awake.
i know, but I go in with my dogs and we get good films every time. I specifically chose this vet because he doesn't normally sedate, but he's been doing it forever. In out and done in like 2 minutes and that's with chit chat

You know your dogs though and if they'll tolerate it. By 2 if mine don't know that wait means hold still whether you like it or not, I don't take them in yet. But this guy is so good, I don't know if it matters, the dog is up and off before they know what happened
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:17 AM
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Fred's joints were xrayed when he was under for his shoulder. Thet weren't scored, but I was told they are all fine.... There's still a niggly part of me that wants a figure though... As the hips elbows etc were just an add on after his scan, and I never got to see them. And he was under 12 months.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:29 AM
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i know, but I go in with my dogs and we get good films every time. I specifically chose this vet because he doesn't normally sedate, but he's been doing it forever. In out and done in like 2 minutes and that's with chit chat

You know your dogs though and if they'll tolerate it. By 2 if mine don't know that wait means hold still whether you like it or not, I don't take them in yet. But this guy is so good, I don't know if it matters, the dog is up and off before they know what happened
And we did get a handful of usable films while the dogs were awake. We were able to do one set of Buzz's awake (he would have been fine with the torquing if he wasn't painful in the first place--we routinely did superficial surgery on him with him awake and just local anesthetic... because he is that good). I would love to find a vet I trust to try Gabby awake!
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:34 AM
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Take a trip down to Madison I guess I haven't had films done in a couple years, but I imagine he's still doing it. I think he could do them in his sleep.
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