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Old 06-07-2010, 01:20 AM
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I was petting Maya today and noticed a very sharp point like feeling at the end of what appears to be her last rib. It's only on one side, but it almost feels like one of her ribs is cracked off (doubting it's that but it is this pointy end). What the heck could it be? She is getting spayed tomorrow and I will ask the vet. But I am curious as to what this might be. She seems to be in no pain.
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I hope she is OK. Let us know how it goes at the vet
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Was wondering what the Vet said about this sharp point? my Minnie has something that sounds the same. she is very thin, so i just thought it was the way one of her ribs were, i never thought it was anything to worry about because i've observed her and she seems fine, i've noticed it there for quite a while. i forgot to mention it when i took them to get there heartworm test.
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I believe its called a floating rib. It's normal, but best to ask your vet.
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The vet seemed very non-plussed by it. He said, "Yep. Those are her ribs." I mentioned that it wasn't boney and sticking out like that on the other side and he felt a little bit more and said, that she might have once broken a rib. ??? How would THAT have happened? Seirously this dog...ugh. But when my friend was there with her little Chi, (and in the operating room watching Maya get spayed) he mentioned doing an x-ray before she woke up; presuming that he is looking at that rib.
I will let you know when I pick her up.
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thanks, i looked up floating rib in dogs and that sounds like exactly what it is
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thanks, i looked up floating rib in dogs and that sounds like exactly what it is
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Both my little ones have one each on opposite sides of each other,i always thought it was called a floating rib.
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