Ernest in on limb three of four of pano.Greetings !
I am looking for some advice on a limping problem. We have a 9 month old Basset called Monty, and we're located in the UK. He has started to limp, and we are strugglinga bit with a diagnosis. Our vet in the UK
thinks he has Dysplasia of the elbow, and the prognosis is not all that brilliant on that. On this web site
and elsewhere, there is the whole "Pano" complex, which has a much more positive outcome. Can anyone help me on how one can realistically distinguish between the two ?? We are currently in the vets about once a week, and it ain't cheap ! Rimadyl has been prescribed and taken. We are inclined to try and keep the medication to a minimum. We are unsure about how much exercise has to do with any of this (probably not a lot). We also think that the genetics side has rather more to do with it. What responsibility does a breeder have in a situation like this ? Any thoughts please ?? Monty has been swallowing lots of dietary supplements, omega tablets etc. He has also been getting shots of cartrophen... which ought to help. Plus occasional injectiosn of more massive pain killers. He is not a very happy dog at the moment, which is very sad, since he is, basically, a very happy dog!
So any thoughts or suggestions very gratefully received.
Has it moved from one limb to the other? That would be a good sign.
Ernest has been really miserable the first few days and then much better. I'm hoping the same thing will be true for Monty.
We're keeping him on omega 3s for life.