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the knee cap isnt supposed to move at all,so hopefully you are feeling something else. if she isnt limping it prob isnt bad enouge to have it fixed, but get her checked out once you move
 

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Originally posted by DMZ dogs@Dec 5 2004, 06:11 PM
I'm not waiting until I move to get her checked out.  I'd just obsess about it to the point where I'd drive myself insane with worry that her LEGS would have to be AMPUTATED.  Vet opens in an hour and a half and we are going to be there when he opens.  Hopefully, this will be another of those times where he is sympathetic but trying hard not to laugh at my hysteria.  Whenever he gets that look in his eyes, I always know it's all okay.  Until then, I'm just going to have to deal with feeling as though I'll throw up at any moment.
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I'm the same way.. Good luck at the vet! I really hope everything is okay! *hugs*
 

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Oh i hope everything is ok with cookie
I know nothign about this topic whatsoever but if it makes you feel any better my knees pop all the time and i have gotten it check out there is nothing wrong ...i know i am not a dog and knees are a worry with these guys butjust trying to say something that might make you feel a little calmer until you get the real answers from the vet
 

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Originally posted by DMZ dogs@Dec 5 2004, 06:11 PM
I'm not waiting until I move to get her checked out.  I'd just obsess about it to the point where I'd drive myself insane with worry that her LEGS would have to be AMPUTATED.  Vet opens in an hour and a half and we are going to be there when he opens.  Hopefully, this will be another of those times where he is sympathetic but trying hard not to laugh at my hysteria.  Whenever he gets that look in his eyes, I always know it's all okay.  Until then, I'm just going to have to deal with feeling as though I'll throw up at any moment.
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I hope everything will be OK but I totally understand your being worried. I'm the same way about my babies.... Keep us posted!
 

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Hey DMZ dogs--If you're so unsure about the surgery, seriously get a second opinion so things can be decided for you. I don't care what any books says, every pup is different. I don't think it'll make any difference if you wait after February to do surgery so go ahead and have your lasik done. But if you're so unsure, just go to a specialist and let him decide for ya. I hope you take care. Oodles of XOXOXO's for you 3 from ButterCloud and Noriko.
 

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Jejulife, Alex does not have pain. He runs and jumps putting his weight mostly on the 3 other legs. We try as much as possible to keep him from doing it but he is soooo quick. We had x-rays done to make sure he really needs the surgery.
 

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Originally posted by DMZ dogs@Dec 5 2004, 09:58 PM
Just finished reading a lot of stuff on grade two and now I'm depressed again.  Sounds like I should be getting the surgery done as soon as possible.  I'm planning for January.  It's probably better if she has a chance to settle into her new home first and since it's not crucial that she has the surgery immediately, I want to do that.  I might have to put off my eye surgery again after all.  But, she's a million times more important.

Now I'm just wondering if I should stop taking her on our daily long walks, if I should stop throwing her ball a hundred times a day, if I should start yelling at her every time she starts dancing around, so happy to see me after work. 


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My sister asked our vet if she should keep Palbert from doing excercise and he said general running around and walking probably wouldn't hurt him.. it's the jumping off couches, beds, high places that wrecks their little knees and ups the possibility of them seriously hurting themselves. I also think dancing on their hind legs is a no-no if they have knee probs because that's how Palbert popped his kneecap out. Good luck with Cookie!
 

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This was making me think is there any type of like at home joint test i could do to keep on top of whats going on with sunny i mean i am sure there is nothing wrong with him now but is there something i should be checking so i will know if something seems off?
 

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Originally posted by Lilly521@Dec 6 2004, 08:23 PM
This was making me think is there any type of like at home joint test i could do to keep on top of whats going on with sunny i mean i am sure there is nothing wrong with him now but is there something i should be checking so i will know if something seems off?
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i know how to do it, but i think it is best if you wait for your next vet visit and have them check it out. you could hurt your dog if not done properly. if you have no signs of the problem it can wait until a vet visit, if you are experiencing sign, see you vet.
 

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Just make sure your vet checks the knees every year at the annual exam. If the dog's knees are grade I, you don't want to be manipulating that joint out. With really bad ones, just stretching their leg straigh and bending it, you can feel the joint pop.
 

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Alright thanks sunny is only 5 months old so i dont think he is old enough to have developed anything serious and i have no reason to think anything is wrong this topic just got me thinking if i should me checking his knees and see if anything ever seems different
 
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