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Post by Saggysack on Sat Jan 12 2019, 19:58

Hey everyone,

So Rigby my 15 month old male Staffy has a pronounced limp to his right rear leg, been getting more noticeable over the last month. I thought that perhaps he had a thorn or something in his paw but after getting the torch and magnifying glass out I couldn't see any thing. Another trip to the vet for his booster jab and a checkup revealed nothing, I did mention the floating knee problem that I heard about from this great site, but after checking the movement the vet said all ok.
So, (bear with me!) he's off to the vets on Tuesday for a sedative and x-ray to see if the problem is skeletal.
He does run through the woods a lot and i'm thinking maybe he has injured himself that way or he has a hip problem.
Will post the results if anyone wants to know, it may help others with similar problem.
Best wishes to all 2 and 4 legged!
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Post by LizP on Sat Jan 12 2019, 20:14

Poor Rigby, I'm sorry to hear that. I do hope it's nothing serious but yes, I did have a dog (a retriever) who started with a limp aged 9 months and it turned out to be a life of arthritis Sad. I think you're doing the right thing, having x-rays and investigations. I for one will be interested to hear what they reveal and how he progresses. Hopefully, he'll be back to his normal self soon.

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Post by Saggysack on Sat Jan 12 2019, 22:28

Thanks Liz!
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Post by Nifty staffy on Sun Jan 13 2019, 05:06

Poor Rigby, indeed.
Good luck for Tuesday and hope you find out the cause of his uncomfort to quickly get on that road to complete recovery Smile


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Post by Jenc on Sun Jan 13 2019, 19:11

Poor Rigby, they do charge around like loons so pick up damage along the way. Hope all goes well on Tuesday Smile Katy was limping left rear last year & vet said she'd got an inflamed knee & would have problems from then on. Well she's sound whilst out running but after resting she will limp for a while. She's on vitamins for her joints & I recently started her on cbd oil which I must say has made a big difference as she rarely shows signs of a limp now Smile


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Post by Saggysack on Tue Jan 15 2019, 13:25

Hey there everyone,

not good news i'm afraid. Rigby has a shallow hip socket on the right hand side rear quarters. Vet says that he is probably in pain so we are going to collect him and some painkillers. He needs a hip replacement operation which is an eyewatering amount of money, so I have decided to sell my motorcycle if anyone wants a 1999 Kawasaki ZR7 in good condition! and my wifes old Nissan Micra as well. So angry and upset as he is very young and really didn't deserve this. We have insurance which is for £1000 so that will help but still a fair chunk to find.
Will keep you all posted on the situation as we progress but short of standing outside Tesco with a bucket it's sell,sell,sell!
Thanks for all the kind words of support, off to the vets to collect the poor soldier.
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Post by gillybrent on Tue Jan 15 2019, 13:48

Oh, poor boy!

There's something to be said for hip scoring Staffords before breeding - some do, but the majority don't. HD is becoming more common in Staffords.

I suppose the good news is that these operations have fantastic results & although he'll have to have crate rest for a while, the recovery is often quite fast.

Will your vet consider installments, considering you're partially covered with insurance?

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Post by Saggysack on Tue Jan 15 2019, 13:54

Hi Gilly
will have to ask, as it didn't occur to me at the time!
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Post by Jenc on Tue Jan 15 2019, 19:34

Oh dear that's not good news, good idea from Gilly about asking to pay in instalments. It's certainly worth a try. I hope Rigby gets sorted soon, bless him Love Struck


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Post by LizP on Tue Jan 15 2019, 20:17

Not good news - a bit of an understatement. Poor all of you Sad

Some slim consolation but Gilly's right, these ops are generally very successful.

And hey, you didn't want that motorbike anyway, did you?


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Post by gillybrent on Tue Jan 15 2019, 20:29

.... motorbikes are just plain dangerous - best get rid!

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Post by Saggysack on Wed Jan 16 2019, 14:09

Ha! Thanks everyone. The irony is that now I have Rigby I don' have much opportunity to ride anyhow!
Will keep you all informed as we go, on a positive note we have managed to find a non profit vet service who offer this procedure, just waiting to hear if they will accept us.
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Post by gillybrent on Wed Jan 16 2019, 19:44

Saggysack wrote:on a positive note we have managed to find a non profit vet service who offer this procedure, just waiting to hear if they will accept us.
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