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LULUFISH
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9/4/09 2:05 P

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I can relate to what you are saying. I'm definitely going to do what will be best for Toji. He turned 2 in May. He's such a bright, happy boy, I certainly don't want him to suffer in any way. I will have a good heart to heart with my vet (luckily - I really trust her - I've known her for over 20 years) and see what she recommends. My poodles are my children, so whatever I have to do I will to make their lives the best! Thanks again for all the wonderful advice.emoticon


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STARLASUE
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9/4/09 1:48 P

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Just watch him closely and see if he is using the injured side. When Maggie had her first knee go out at 6 months, we treated it as an injury. They didn't take pictures so they didn't see the congenital problem. She appeared to get better but what really happened was her other hind leg was doing all the work. We knew she ran funny and didn't 'zoom' around like she used to but thought it was b/c she was growing up adn calming down.

When the other one went out, we had pictures taken. And it became obvious that the right one had not been being used properly since she was 6 months old. And upon exam the surgeon noted how much muscle was lost on that leg. We didn't see it until it was pointed out to us. Man, did I feel bad.

The reason we didn't feel the knee popping in and out was b/c basically she didn't bear any weight on it. She compensated for those 10 months in between until the other knee finally slipped out. Then she could barely walk.

Now she can zoom around again like any self respecting poodle. :-) Surgery isn't needed in all cases, but when it is needed it can be a godsend.

So just keep an eye. Hoping and praying Toji just has an injury that will heal without surgery. How old is he?

Edited by: STARLASUE at: 9/4/2009 (13:50)
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LULUFISH
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9/4/09 11:49 A

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Thanks everyone again. I'm hoping since he's been taking joint supplements that it's helped the condition. I have noticed that he's not favoring that leg. But, he can't jump up like he use to. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed until we see the vet.


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9/3/09 11:48 P

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As a pup I noticed that BooBoo kind of skipped on his hind legs as he ran, I reported this to the vet but he told me that this was common among poodles & did not seem worried. He called the name, but I don't remember it. BooBoo is now all but 16 & except for normal old age ailments is fine.


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9/3/09 3:53 P

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Nope, sorry, have not heard of this condition...hope it all works out OK.

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LULUFISH
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9/3/09 1:45 P

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Thanks for responding! I am having his knee examined in three weeks when he goes in for his check up. I hesitate to do surgery because both my hubby and I work and it's hard to leave him. But, I will see what the vet says. Luckily, our vet is affiliated with an excellent vet surgeon so if it has to be done, I feel confident in that.


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Don't know anything about that as Ginger has never had any problems. She is the only dog that I have ever had, except now for Red.

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STARLASUE
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9/3/09 12:21 P

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Our poodle who is now crossed over had patella issues from injuries that they recommended letting the joints fuse which we did. And she did just fine although had no flexibility in the joint.

Our current pup,Maggie, however, was BORN with a problem with her knees. Reticulated kneecaps. It didn't begin to show until she was 6 months old and we thought it was a stretched ligament. Then at 14 months the other knee became lame. We had her thoroughly evaluted at that time.

Basically there was no groove for her ligaments to run in. As she grew these slipped off the bone and her ligamets and kneecaps would move to the side and back again. It was quite painful for her and she got to the point that squatting to urinate was difficult b/c she would fall over.

We decided to have surgery to correct the problem. She was 16 months old when it was performed. The surgeon carved a groove in each leg bone to support the ligament, the knee was realigned, and then the upper bone was cut to realign the tendons and a pin placed in to hold it until the bone fused again.

She now is able to act as a normal dog. She runs and plays and is not in distress. Without the surgery the knee cap may have continued to move around and not fuse. This would have caused her a lot of pain. Now she has full use of the joints.

They do say she will likely develop arthirtis so she gets glucosimine/chondroitin daily.

They did both knees at the same time since she is small. We had to help her a lot those first few weeks after surgery. We also had to do PT with her 3 times a day. The surgeon showed us how to do the exercises and stressed how important it was to do the exercises faithfully so that she would have maximum mobility.

It was the best thing I think we could have done for her. We are hopeful that breeders will begin to screen for the genes for this problem just as they do for hip dysplasia b/c this knee problem is becoming quite prevalent.

If you decide on surgery be sure you find a surgeon who is good with joints. Ask around. Ask for referrals.

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Edited by: STARLASUE at: 9/3/2009 (12:23)
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LULUFISH
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9/3/09 11:31 A

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Hi all. Just wondering if anyone's little one has had issues with knees/patellas? Our boy Toji has one knee that the vet claims needs surgery to correct it. Years ago, my late poodle Lucy had a patella problem and I was advised not to fix it and she ended up with arthritis in that knee. I'm giving him joint supplements. They seem to be helping, but I don't want him to have bigger issues down the road. Any advice?


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