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There was wild garlic as well,, you could really smell it, nice white flowers,, going to have find out how to use it.

 

Im not used to dog slobber, and max was very affectionate and made my trousers wet eeeww

 

With wild garlic, you eat the green leaves, its very hip at the minute.

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Our pooch is off to the vets today for a hideously expensive CT scan. She has been lame on front right leg for a couple of months and xrays showed nothing. Just hoping that it's a muscle strain which she keeps aggravating (cos she runs around like a loony) and isn't elbow dysplasia (which will need a £4k op :( )

 

Very upset not to get any breakfast this morning. For a Labrador the denial of food is akin to waterboarding.

 

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Our pooch is off to the vets today for a hideously expensive CT scan. She has been lame on front right leg for a couple of months and xrays showed nothing. Just hoping that it's a muscle strain which she keeps aggravating (cos she runs around like a loony) and isn't elbow dysplasia (which will need a £4k op :( )

 

Very upset not to get any breakfast this morning. For a Labrador the denial of food is akin to waterboarding.

 

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Poor girl. Hope it is nothing serious.

 

I know what you mean about the food. Sometimes I take Chase out for a morning walk before he has his breakfast (it's not good to walk them straight after eating).

 

It drives him totally mad. He gets properly pissed off and huffs and puffs until we leave the house.

 

Every morning when we are getting ready for work he will go and sit in his crate and wait for his treat. He makes it quite clear if you are running late and his treat is overdue.

 

Good luck with the CT

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Poor girl. Hope it is nothing serious.

 

I know what you mean about the food. Sometimes I take Chase out for a morning walk before he has his breakfast (it's not good to walk them straight after eating).

 

It drives him totally mad. He gets properly pissed off and huffs and puffs until we leave the house.

 

Every morning when we are getting ready for work he will go and sit in his crate and wait for his treat. He makes it quite clear if you are running late and his treat is overdue.

 

Good luck with the CT

 

Best of luck.

 

If I neglect Zeebo's daily allocation of treats he just makes it up by chewing and eating anything he can fit in his mouth. Pure garbage gut.

 

He always walks around the house trying to convince someone that his mealtime has been missed.

Coffee. Because sarcastic humour is wrong. 

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Our pooch is off to the vets today for a hideously expensive CT scan. She has been lame on front right leg for a couple of months and xrays showed nothing. Just hoping that it's a muscle strain which she keeps aggravating (cos she runs around like a loony) and isn't elbow dysplasia (which will need a £4k op :( )

 

 

How did you get on at the vets, any news on what the problem is ?

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No CT needed which was the good news. The bad news was the vet saying that he was 90% sure that it was elbow dysplasia and that a CT scan was only needed pre-surgery (which he didn't recommend).

 

6 weeks of lead walks and light duties, no more treats (she is 23kg which is a little over ideal for a small(ish) working lab), bit of Metacam and some Omega 3 supplements. Plan is to reduce stress on the joint and see if it gets better.

 

Apparently a huge %age of dogs suffer from the condition but many are asymptomatic or never diagnosed. Both parents were clear on hip and elbow and we followed all recommendations regarding activity levels as a pup. Nothing is foolproof I guess! Follow up in 6 weeks.

 

If anyone needs a vet I can highly recommend Willows in Solihull. We were referred there by our vet in Stroud as they have all the gear and are good at ortho. They certainly seem to know their stuff.

 

Pup a bit miffed as she now thinks that she is on starvation rations. Took her out last night and found her eating a cocktail of grass and hedgehog poo :(

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Sorry to hear that.

 

It is a bit of a lottery I think and you can only better your odds by buying from health tested parents and managing exercise in early months.

 

We did the same with our dog. I have spotted an occassional limp in his back right leg so we are having to monitor that.

 

23kg is very light comapred to our 34kg show/working beast. His mum is full show, his dad is part working genes.

 

Aaron

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Pup a bit miffed as she now thinks that she is on starvation rations. Took her out last night and found her eating a cocktail of grass and hedgehog poo :(

 

Try adding veg to her food and as treats. When our labpointer cross breed got fat (lots of exercise but more food theft) we added veg in, raw or cooked, made him think he was full. Almost no calories. Even now he enjoys a carrot stick (or whole carrot) as a treat.

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Sorry to hear it could be elbow dysplasia

 

 

We put our dog on YuMove recently, he'll be 10 this year and often gets stiff joints as he puts a lot of effort into getting the ball and sometimes hobbles a bit after. He does get at least a 5 mile walk every day and always has done but we started to notice the hobbling more recently.

 

I cant recommend them highly enough. Weve noticed an marked improvement.

 

A while back our vet said he was overweight :( seriously I didnt think so but nonetheless we cut his food down and he is now as buff as hes ever been.

Yes, he constantly is on the look out for food. But I know he is putting less weight on his joints as a consequence of losing a couple of kilos.

 

https://www.medicanimal.com/YuMOVE/p/I0003327

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