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OK here it is it's not really a question though sorry;) OK i have a almost year old black lab/ rottie mix w got from a shelter and he has a MAJOR hip problem. Me and my mom(cuz im 13 and cant drive lol) took him to the vet and got x-rays and the whole 9 yards and when they came back my mom told me that like the whole ball of the hip was TOTALLY out of the hip socket or w/e and so the vet told us that they could do a surgery to like make it more comfortable for him, but it's not a hip replacement, and she kinda told me about it but i was wondering if ne body knew what it was or have had it done to one of their dogs because i am not totoally sure what it is they do and he gonna have it done the like the 21st and so i would LOVE to have some more information about it before then. Umm i can tell u that they like are gonna put the socket into the bone and it will fuse together or something like that. so i would LOVE some information on it if anybody has ANY thing to tell me i would GREATLY apperciate it. Thanx. Kelli and Rocky( rottie lab mix) :)
 

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I haven't been through that (knocks on wood) but I know it's important not to let your dog get fat.
 

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I hope it goes well! Good for your parents for not giving up on him. I love to hear that. :D
 

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Yeah we took him off puppy food a lil yearly because the vet said that it would be alright because he needed to lose weight. But he was still like 77 lb the last time we took him to the vet.
 

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Yeah they must love him a ton:) because like i have a 3 year old black lab too and like 2 years ago she ate somthing she wasnt supoose to and she got sick and the thing she ate cut her intenstine and so she had to have surgery for that and had to stay at the vets office for a long time and had to have an IV in and that cost like 2 thousand dollars so i am really glad that my mom is going to have it done. :) shhh my dad doesnt know lol
 
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Poor Rocky. :( I hope this fixes it!

And because you said something about maybe getting another dog, whether it be sooner or later, it is best to educate yourself on Hip Displaysia. It is genetic, meaning that the parents pass the bad gene on to the puppies. Bad breeding, or breeding dogs with this problem, makes Rocky the way he is now. Good breeders do health tests to prove that their dog doesn't have it before the dog is even ever bred. That helps make sure that the dog's puppies won't get it. So, if you ever want another big dog(duh! lol..kelli with a toy poodle. :p ) make sure you ALWAYS ask about health testing on hips.
 

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Hey maybe thats what i was thinking about gettin i was thinking about getting a toy poodle :(.....................................................................................I am just joking i am not fomd of little dogs i like big HUGE dogs lol i was thinking maybe a saint B. or Great Dane or Akita or German Shepherd :) :)
 

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Make sure post surgery that your dog gets plenty of rest and follow doctors orders:) As mentioned weight issues should be looked after.
I have a dog with Hip Dysplasia and I have a Newf with Elbow Dysplasia. My recommendations are make sure exercise is cosistant, no weekend warriar. Even after surgery give glucosamine, chondroitin supplement this will help protect joint cartlage and help heal damaged areas. Give Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation. When planning meals include foods that contain sulfur, such as eggs, garlic or asparagus to help support and repair the tissue...or give MSM. Give a Vitamin B complex especially if your dog is showing signs of weakness.

Dandelion root will also help healing, turmeric and ginger are great antinflammatories.

Good luck to you and good for you for taking in a dog with such a problem.;)

Quote by tessa_s212 Bad breeding, or breeding dogs with this problem, makes Rocky the way he is now. Good breeders do health tests to prove that their dog doesn't have it before the dog is even ever bred. That helps make sure that the dog's puppies won't get it.
Just to let you know, health test and lines with excellent hip scores do not guarantee that a pup is not going to get Hip Dysplasia. You take your chances when you buy breeds or crosses of breeds known for HD. Some breeders (and these are very highly regarded reputable breeders) will not guarantee against poor hip scores, so long as the dog can function as a pet.

Another thing breeders are seeing are new genetic defects popping up in breeds that they have gotten one genetic fault out of. Example, some breeders have been successful at getting HD out of lines only to be cursed with Elbow Dysplasia. It's hard to get rid of genetic defects in a closed gene pool without bringing in new blood.
 
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Athebeau said:
Even after surgery give glucosamine, chondroitin supplement this will help protect joint cartlage and help heal damaged areas. Give Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation. When planning meals include foods that contain sulfur, such as eggs, garlic or asparagus to help support and repair the tissue...or give MSM. Give a Vitamin B complex especially if your dog is showing signs of weakness.
Where could she get glucosamine or chondriotin supplements? Omega 3?
Athebeau said:
Just to let you know, health test and lines with excellent hip scores do not guarantee that a pup is not going to get Hip Dysplasia. You take your chances when you buy breeds or crosses of breeds known for HD. Some breeders (and these are very highly regarded reputable breeders) will not guarantee against poor hip scores, so long as the dog can function as a pet.
Of course, nothing in life can always be 100% gaurenteed, but wouldn't you say a breeder that breeds two dogs that are healthy and without HD would be more likely to produce healthy pups without HD than some BYB that is breeding dogs that have not been health tested?
 

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UMM Athebeau- thanx soooo much for the information but i am soo sorry i didnt understand what 7/8 of that stuff was :( if u want will you explain some of that stuff to me i LOVE to learn :) Thanx
 
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Athebeau said:
Even after surgery give glucosamine, chondroitin supplement this will help protect joint cartlage and help heal damaged areas. Give Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation. When planning meals include foods that contain sulfur, such as eggs, garlic or asparagus to help support and repair the tissue...or give MSM. Give a Vitamin B complex especially if your dog is showing signs of weakness.
Kelli, basically what she mentioned were things that would help Rocky recover from the surgery.

Not quite sure where you can find them. Maybe a pharmacy?

Lol. Maybe Athebeau will help you with that;)
 
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sadly my hubbys mums dog has this he is only 5 now and it started when he was two, he has had 3 ops now to put the hip back but wouldnt pull through another one, its a very sad illness and just shows all the more reason for responsiable breeding, good luck I hop he will be ok
 

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Gallien, my Chip was only one of over 100 pups that had hip dysplascia ...Two generations of OFA testing. His owners had both hips done, and he's never had a problem to this day.
 

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