Poor Juno

Discussion in 'Labrador health' started by MaccieD, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. leejane

    leejane Mum to the Mooster

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    Re: Poor Juno

    Crikey that's incredibly low, and such bad luck for you. However I've been inspired by charlie's recovery and rehab through your posts Julie and have some confidence going forward.

    Aarrggh, Rosemary, don't want to hijack your post, please keep us informed of Juno's progress and your thoughts xx
     
  2. Naya

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    Sending big hugs to you and Juno x
     
  3. Dexter

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    I'm just coming in to sayreally sorry to hear your news ...there seems to be too many of these diagnoses around at the moment :'( this is the place to come when you feel weary with it,there is always a reply to cheer you up,give you hope and helpwith the practicalities managing the condition.
    My best wishes
    Angela x
     
  4. MaccieD

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    Hi All, many thanks for all the kind words and support it has been a great help although I did have a rather sleepless, restless night while Juno was happily a sleep in her bed in the kitchen! It was tempting to come down to make a cup of tea but really didn't want to disturb her beauty sleep

    Natalie no problem hijacking the post - the information is very interesting particularly with the difference in scoring here in France and the UK and the availability of information. Juno's parents both have the best scores possible here in France for both hips and elbows so it just goes to show the impact of genetics! I suspect in Juno's case the rogue gene may have come from mum as it was her first litter and dad has fathered numerous litters without any apparent problems in pups. Needless to say her breeder is feeling devastated as well.

    Oh and Natalie don't forget to keep us updated on progress.

    Rosemary and Juno

    I'll keep you all updated on progress.
     
  5. ceri howard

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    I have been reading all these posts on ED and HD and as people are saying there does seem to be "a lot of it about". I was one of those who hardly remembers all the pedigree stuff and tests about both parents, didn't follow anything up and was completely in love with Lola the minute I held her. A friend had a 6 month old lab just diagnosed with HD and both his parents had excellent scores. It does seem that its the luck of the draw and our vet also said that its genetic and nothing we did would have made much difference. Can't help beating ourselves up a bit about whether she had too much exercise as a pup. However, I do think that one of the reasons she is so well behaved, socialised, calm, sweet natured etc etc is that she has always had a huge variety of outings from walks in the woods, swimming in the sea, chasing grandchildren about, to travelling by train. Of course they are such a fabulous breed, thats why we have them. It would be great if someone could wave a magic wand to fix these awful joint problems so many them seem to have. Until then we just have to hope that any dogs that do have this problem are in families where they will be loved and cared for no matter what.
     
  6. Oberon

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    It can seem like there is "a lot of it about" based on what we read on forums as people tend only to post their experiences of problems. Not many people post threads reporting "well, yet another year has gone by with absolutely no joint problems to report", but that is actually the norm. :)

    It is just a terrible shame that anyone or any dog should be so unlucky as to experience problems needing treatment..... :( But fortunately quite a lot is known about these conditions these days and there are effective treatment options.
     
  7. ceri howard

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    Hi Rachael
    Yes that is a really good point. Its a bit like never writing to compliment companies for good service only writing when there is something to complain about.
    Food for thought.
    Ceri
     
  8. AnnetteB

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    Sorry to hear your news. It is very upsetting and disappointing to hear that your baby has any problems.

    I just wanted to come on and say that there is light at the end of the tunnel. With the correct treatment and after care most dogs live long and comfortable lives. Yes arthritis is most likely to be an issue but with today's medicine and care it can be managed pretty well.

    Milly has ED in her right elbow and had surgery back in October. She hasn't looked back. The recovery time etc was terrible but she hasn't limped at all since the first week after the op. I do restrict some things like ball chasing and rough play, no jumps or excessive activity. But she is very happy and loving just the same as before. We would have loved to do agility but have gone with obedience instead. I just needed to change my thinking and find alternatives.

    I guess I just wanted to say chin up. They are very resilient and really just want to please us.
     
  9. MaccieD

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    Thanks Annette, I have to say the support and the positive stories from people on the forum are helping no end. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, but until after the scan next week it could still be an oncoming train! Unfortunately Juno is affected in both elbows, the left being worse than the right although it doesn't deter her running for a ball. Current advise is to carry on as we have the last few weeks - light exercise, no jumping (she's never been allowed to anyway) and no stairs (again, never been allowed) but she's happy to chase her ball and retrieve it and go for a mad run around the garden when she feels like it as part of the play. Apart from that been doing quite a lot of training (recall, sit/stay, down/stay) in the garden. The vet is of the view that her life must be pretty much 'normal' in the future with a few restrictions and weight management.
     

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