Doggie off for an op at the vets today

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  1. Fendereedo

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    Wishing my little dog Betsy the best for her operation today at the vets. Her left side kneecap keeps popping out, and so they are carving the bone deeper that holds the cap, and tightening the tendon somehow. I get the gist, but not the technical stuff.
    She not be able to have any exercise for about a month, and she will be a confined to her crate for a bit. Collect her tonight at 6pm.

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    Oh my goodness.
    My prayers and good wishes for a happy recovery!

    My little terrier Mindy had to have the same surgery many decades ago.
    It went well, and she healed up fine from it.

    ;)
     
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    Thanks for the reassurance Sparky. It's really good to know
     
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    Positive thoughts for a great outcome and speedy recovery for Betsy
     
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    I’ll be thinking good thoughts for your pup.
     
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    Hoping for a speedy recovery for your friend!
     
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    All the best luck for Betsy.
     
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    The docs tightened the tendon in my right ring finger with 2 pieces of wire. 41 years later, I can predict that it is cold & damp outside without looking out the window, and was a major contributing factor in moving from bass to guitar.
     
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    Best to you Betsy—you can do it!
     
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    This operation, for a subluxating patellar tendon in all likelihood, is very common, particularly with smaller dogs, and nearly always successful. The recovery is generally pretty easy. We've had it done on two dogs, and it all went fine. Both ended up symptom-free Best of luck!
     
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    Awwww Doggie mojo.

    It's amazing what vets can do to help our pets realize improved quality of life.

    You GO, Betsy!
     
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    Good to know, thank you. The vet said that it was straight forward enough, and would almost certainly lead to arthritis in later life, so although hesitant to start with, as she is so tiny, I would hate to think of her in agony later.
     
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    Our dogs did not seem to be any worse off jointwise in old age than dogs who have not had the procedure. That your dog is tiny is likely an advantage. Her joints are made of the same materials as a big dog, after all, but the stresses are lower. I can't strongly enough recommend daily use of a Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement. It is remarkably effective over the long haul in helping with joint problems. People give up on it because it shows no short-term effect, but long-term it works miracles. We had one rather large dog with severely bad hips bilaterally - on one side they did a femoral head ostectomy, where they literally just saw off the head of the femur - and he went on long walks every day until he died at 15 of cancer. You can get the generic cheap stuff - usually w/ MSM -by the way. No need for the boutique kind.
     
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    Best doggie wishes! (I have a sister named Betsy!:D)
     
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    We also have a pooch called Alfie, which was pretty embarrassing when my wife's friend brought her little son to our house recently, he is an Alfie too. You can only imagine the confusion.
     
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    All the best to your little sidekick, she is gonna pull thru and be better for it!
     
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    She'll do fine! Speedy recovery!
     
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    GL Betsy. Ours was in for a mass removal and eye surgery three weeks ago and I was a wreck. All good now, I'm sure Betsy will be too.
     
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    Good luck to all! it will be good to just get that pup home and on the mend! Rest up this weekend!
     
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    Get well soon Betsy .
     
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