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Labrador Luxating patella surgery

Discussion in 'Labrador health' started by Donna Atk, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Donna Atk

    Donna Atk Registered Users

    Aug 28, 2017
    Sorry posted in Labrador chat too, but thought this may be the proper place to post this question.


    This week I have had X-rays done on my 16 month old baby girl Coco. I have been advised that she has 2 luxating patella’s and hip dysplasia and requires surgery on both knees at a very minimum, as well as medication for the hip dysplasia. I am devastated as I thought I had done everything right (registered breeder, parent’s tested for genetic issues etc.) And while I know that is no guarantee, I am a little in shock and so upset. Anyway my question is, has anyone out there had the same issues with their babies and what did you do?
    I have commenced her on a 4 week course of Synovan injections and once this is done will commence her on 4cyte supplements, and will look into the patella surgery. Vet will only do surgery 1 leg at a time, so will do left one first as it is the worst.
    Any other advice?

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