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I took Lily to the vet today to get x-rays ( she has been limping for 3 weeks and is on a liquid anti-inflamitory)

Something is wrong with the groth plates in her front legs ( the vet gave me a long explaination- didn't really get much of it)
She is 5 months old and the vet wants to make sure the legs have a chance to grow (and heal) without being aggitated while she is still growing.

Sooo... that mean she is stuck in the kennel at all times unless she is being inactive on the couch (and i can keep and eye on her so she can't jump down) and she has to be on the leach outside only long enough to do her business... All this for at LEAST 3 weeks.

It's going to be a long month for all of us! (now Daisy has noone to play with :( )

Has anyone had any experience with this type of problem? any advice on how to make it any easier?

Thanks!

-Jessica
 

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Sorry, I'm still trying to figure the forum out and I always hit the quote....

Jessica, is this like pano?? I have heard of pano before, it happens to mastiffs alot, although none of mine have ever suffered with it. They say it can be seen on ex-rays too...I hope she feels better soon![/b]

I don't think so, The vet didn't identify it as such aways.

She has an extra bump (feels like a bone) on the outside of each leg.
The way the vet explained it, there is some kind of damage or abnormal growth (genetics- which i think is more likely because i noticed the bumps very early on but they wern't bothering her) on each leg where the growth plates are. On each leg the growth plate in one of the two bones is closing faster than the other so she will end up bow legged (sp?)

I don't know if that makes any sense but it's the best i can do! lol
 

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Wow, this really isn't working. If the idea was to keep her off her front legs i think i need a new plan. She is so frantic in the kennel while i'm home that she spends half her time jumping up and down and climbing the walls.... this is very frustrating- not to mention the constant crying!
 

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Just a little tip to everyone. When it comes to problems with bones
and joints it might be a good idea to visit a vet that has experience
with bassets, as they tend to be a bit different from other dogs.

Good luck to you, and I hope it's something that fixes itself soon.[/b]
Thanks, i hope so too!

Well, i don't know what kind of experience is needed but my vet does own a basset himself.... so he usually uses his basset as a comparison for certain issues.... for now i'll just have to trust his judgment but we'll see what happens when she goes in for x-rays at the end of september.
 
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