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Took Ruby to the vet this evening. After 2 hours we're home! It's a real busy place.

After xrays, its determined that the left back leg, where she's limping is due to probably a soft tissue injury (the bathtub thing), as there's nothing noted on the xray.

BUT, the xray showed on the right back leg that the femour is "flattened around the hip socket." :cry: I don't know what that means. Do you?

She had blood work done and in a few days we'll get a call about that. Depending on blood work, she'll probably get rimidyl or something like that if it's warranted.

The shocking (to me) news is that she lost 3 pounds and was thin to begin with. She's now 50 pounds. So I guess we need to up her food which she'll be estatic about.
 

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Originally posted by Rubydoo
the xray showed on the right back leg that the femour is \"flattened around the hip socket.\"   :cry: I don't know what that means.  Do you?
Sounds like possible degenerative/arthritic changes. Hope Ruby's feeling better soon. :)
 
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Ruby's vet visit

Sorry I don't have a clue about either. Sending :? lots of drool. Happy to be a slave 4 Tummy Boy. :?: :( .
 

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Well the hip Joint is a ball and socket joint (think of it like this, your right hand is in a fist or ball, and your left hand is curled around it, fingers and palm) that is how your hip works, If anything is "flattened" then the motion is not as effective. But is she symptomatic with that hip? or just the other one? Some times you can rub their hips, with their butt in your face, rub the muscle area, and that can help with the soft tissue pain.
 
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