Wish Fred luck.

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  1. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    He's back at the animal hospital today for his scan and possible key hole surgery (depending on the outcome, but I'm 99.9% sure it's what we and they think, just having the scan to confirm really!).

    We won't get him back till tomorrow, and he'll be on a further 6 weeks rest, then hopefully, back to full speed!!

    Can not WAIT to get him out and about again. As much as we love him, we didnt get him to be a house ornament!!!

    Fingers crossed it all goes well, and we get positive results.
     
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    Vibes and good luck big boy
     
  3. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    Loads of good vibes heading his way!

    I've not heard of "keyhole surgery" - what do they think he has that would require it?
     
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    chaospony New Member

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    Good luck Fred!
     
  5. sassafras

    sassafras mushinois

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    I wonder if that's laparoscopic surgery?

    Anyway, good luck Fred!
     
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    Luck, good vibes and prayers heading Fred's way!

    I'm way out of the loop and had no idea little Fred was having any troubles :(
     
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    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    Good luck Fred!!!
     
  8. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    This. I've heard it called keyhole surgery before, too. Lol. Though it could be something else :p
     
  9. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    I've heard you recently speak of him being on rest, but not what happened? Rest in any dog is not fun, but especially not in a young boy! Oh I do feel your pain. Hoping everything goes smoothly and he's back up and 'running' soon! :)
     
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    I hope everything goes well! Good luck, Fred!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Healing vibes for Fred from us.
     
  12. LostAndConfused

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    Good luck to all of you
    -From a fellow young, male puppy owner
     
  13. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Thanks! Scan has shown he needs the op.

    It is a 15 min job, and once he's healed there should be no further issues :D

    Should be able to pick him up tomorrow! Poor baby. He's such a character, think he's going to be feeling really sorry for himself :)
     
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    Glad to hear they've pinpointed the issue and can fix it so quickly.

    Am I remembering rightly that he just came up randomly lame? What exactly are they fixing? Just curious :)
     
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    Good vibes to Fred for a good operation and speedy recovery!
     
  16. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    It's called OCD. Basically the cartilage has developed little flaps (mice!) and it is painful. They don't really know what causes it, but it is linked to rapid growth of the bone in young (generally male), large dogs, blood supply, trauma and diet. But the reality is, they don't know why it happens in some dogs and not others.

    I think I've now read every article written on it, I could probably write my own!

    They say slowing down growth can help prevent it (not sure how you'd do that!), not over exercising, feeding a good diet etc.

    I'd never heard of it before, but must be more common that people realise.
     
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    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    I wish a speedy recovery for poor Fred!

    I believe the only way you'd really try to slow down growth is feeding all life stages/adult food instead of puppy food.
     
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    Wow, only fifteen minutes?? That's an awesome surgery time! I hope he rebounds quickly, but not too quickly, because trying to keep an active dog quiet is pretty much the worst thing in the world.
     
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    Healing vibes to Fred! I'm glad you ended up having the scan. Not really glad it found something, but at least it's an easy fix :)
     
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    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    Sending healing vibes!

    I've heard of OCD in horses, definitely painful and from what I had heard, sometimes difficult to treat and diagnose. So, I'm glad you had him checked out and he's getting it fixed, hopefully it won't give him any issues in the future.
     

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