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Hi all,
I was going to post this on the thread that has just been closed (I understand why.)
I think that we can become a bit blase about PL and other hereditary conditions if they don't affect our own Chihuahuas/dogs. This pic, I hope, shows the reality of the condition, poor little Jago was under a year old when he needed surgery.

Thankfully we saw a great vet who specialises orthopaedics and Jago is now able to get around really well, you wouldn't think he's ever had a problem. before the operation he was hobbling about on three legs :(
Thankfuly he was insured, the vet bill was a few pound short of £1000 and that was in 2003!

I think everyone who breeds our favourite little dogs needs to look at photo's of dogs like my Jago and strive to get this affliction eliminated.

I'm also posting this to let owners whose Chi has this, that surgery if needed can produce an amazing result. If anyone would like to know how we coped...and of course Jago coped, just ask or send me a pm :)

Barbara x

ps They are NOT my hands..honest.

 

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aww his incision is kinda in a different place to Twig's hers went over the knee and she had internal stiches - she had that operation 8 months ago and now you wouldnt even know she'd had a problem its amazing how quickly they bounce back - altho an experience i wouldnt wish on any dog or owner :( and i feel very strongly about people who knowingly breed this on :(
 

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I remember when Jago was diagnosed at about 7 months wasn't it? Hope he makes a recovery.

I know you tried your best to convince his breeder not to continue with this breeding program but she wouldn't.

I know your Jago's breeder has sold puppies under a few names!
 

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Awwww! The poor dear:-( ((((((Jago))))))
 
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This is why Roxy's breeder tests her dogs for Luxating Patella before breeding them :(

Poor little man, I hope he recovers quickly.
 

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Poor baby. Bella, Lina and I send hugs to Jago for a speedy recovery.
 

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Hi all,
Just to clarify Jago had the operation when he was young (he was about 10 months Denise) he's 6 plus now.
I said "recent scar" in title to prepare members, not everyone wants to see pics like this!
He's absoloutley fine now and loves to run around and can walk and walk :)
Barbara x
 

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Hi all,
Just to clarify Jago had the operation when he was young (he was about 10 months Denise) he's 6 plus now.
I said "recent scar" in title to prepare members, not everyone wants to see pics like this!
He's absoloutley fine now and loves to run around and can walk and walk :)
Barbara x
Bless him, I remember he was quite young when you found out about him. My how time flies!
 

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Of course I don't mind you adding Pepi's pic to the thread :)
I think it's good (in a sad way of course) to highlight PL. Also while not making light of it, to reassure owners whose dogs develop it, that much can be done.

Pepi looks as though he was determined to get as much attention as he could out of the situation and why not! Poor lad.

Jago was not bandaged and I got quite a fright wnen I saw the wound.
I used to be a nurse and have removed quite a few "staples" in my time...but when they are in your little doggy :nshocked2:
Now you can onle see a slight silvery scar, I expect there is nothing to see on Pepi and Twiglet with them being long coated?

Barbara x
 

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If I pulled away all of his fur/shaved him naked then there would probably be a pretty long scar. But you don't see anything at all, it was as if he had no surgery.

I hope Jago feels better as soon as possible. If you're a nurse, are you allowed to remove the staples yourself?
 
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