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Old 03-25-2019, 06:58 AM
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Default DOG dislocated hip. FINAL update @ 25

Not much sleep last night.
My son ( who is staying with us after his recent house fire) was rough housing with the dog last night. When we hear a high pitched scream / I am hurt from our Vizsla
I run to him and he can not put any weight on his right rear leg.
Wife calls emergency vet and we are on our way.
x-ray shows dislocated hip. The Vet tried to "pop" it back in but was unsuccessful/ She is a petite young lady and our dog is monster strong. She could not pull it into position. They are going to try again this morning when they have more muscle available to pull.
If this does not work it looks like surgery.

. So far this does not sound good. Hoping for a good outcome/will no more later this afternoon.

This is his 5th trip to emergency vet in less than 3 years. He only has 2 speeds stop and full speed ahead.
researching surgeons now.

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Old 03-25-2019, 07:00 AM
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Do you have pet insurance?
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Man, that sucks!
For everybody around.

If he starts crapping in your son’s shoes I guess he’ll know why at least.

Hope your canine friend comes out of this whole again.

All it takes is one wrong move or that certain amount of pressure to break bones or mangulate something.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
Do you have pet insurance?
YES visa :-( ( NO INSURANCE.) sarcasm font needed
our last 3 only had 1 emergency vet total.
Old 03-25-2019, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by InTheNet View Post
YES visa :-( ( NO INSURANCE.) sarcasm font needed
our last 3 only had 1 emergency vet total.
bummer

there is only one good pet insurance company out there (i did a ton of homework) so most of it is a scam any way

hopefully your pup recovers nicely
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Small glimmer of hope!
They were able to pop the ball back in the socket.
He leg is bound to immobilize. As long as it does not pop out again in the next 4 weeks He should be pretty good. The vet said 50/50 on it staying in place.

It will be a challenge to keep him inactive as he used to running 5-10 miles daily.
We asked for drugs to calm. I hope I don't od on them!
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
bummer

there is only one good pet insurance company out there (i did a ton of homework) so most of it is a scam any way

hopefully your pup recovers nicely
Which one is that?
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I just want to say thank you for taking your dog to the vet. I thought for sure this was going to be one of those, "My dog is in excruciating pain. What can I do to avoid paying the vet?" threads.
Old 03-25-2019, 10:21 AM
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I don't want to say you are lucky because something still happened but at least it wasnt a torn CCL (ACL). Long road of recovery/re occurance for that one... my girl is still not 100% nor will she be but she is happy... make sure you get good anti inflammatory meds and not too much pain meds... slow walks..lotsa love...
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Don’t stress it too much. I had an Irish setter do that (another high energy dog). They put cast on rear leg and he chewed off I three days. Was back to normal. Young dogs bounce back well. I would not over drug him to keep him still
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The drugs are for me! :-) I am a nervous wreck.
This is worse than one of the kids being hurt. :-)
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Bet you can find a Vet who will Neuter the Son at the same time.
Pay it Forward!
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I don't know if this information will be of help to you in the near future but thought it may be helpful to you or someone else. We had a Miniature Pinscher that injured his rear right hip and it wouldn't heal. He could jump quite high and as soon as it felt better he would start jumping again and re-injure it.
After doing this a few times he broke his "toe" by getting it caught in an electrical cord while running to the front door to attack whoever had rung the doorbell. The vet just wrapped and taped the foot to hold the toe in place. It took him less than a day to tear the tape off so I re wrapped it with duct tape.
The duct tape was too slippery for him to get enough traction to jump so his hip healed too. I had to re-wrap it every day or two but by the time the toe was healed the hip was too. Good luck with the pup, I hope he heals well.

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If it won`t stay in, and most don`t. Have them or a qualified surgeon do an FHO on him. Or if he has a good socket it can sometimes be cross pinned into place. I would avoid a total hip replacement, too many complications and very expensive. He wil be fine. Might not be the same athelete, but will have good quality of life.
I didn`t stay at a Holiday Inn, but I am a veterinarian..................Best of luck with your pup.
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I've had several Viszla's over the years. Great dogs but need to be ran a lot.
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[QUOTE=Left Coast Retriever;12375214]If it won`t stay in, and most don`t. Have them or a qualified surgeon do an FHO on him. Or if he has a good socket it can sometimes be cross pinned into place. I would avoid a total hip replacement, too many complications and very expensive. He wil be fine. Might not be the same athelete, but will have good quality of life.
I didn`t stay at a Holiday Inn, but I am a veterinarian..................Best of luck with your pup.[/Q

Thanks

He has 2 days under his collar and it has not popped out! We are hoping for the best.

He is already starting to go a little stir crazy. He wants off the leash bad. There are sand hill cranes in the Field / geese by the pond and squirrels by the feeder. THEY NEED TO BE CHASED!
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Back to the vet!
His foot is extremely swollen. They have to take off the bandages and redo. That means full sedation for the pain while it is being done.
Hoping this will work.
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Got him home from vet last night. He circled his bed once lay down and was sleeping till 8am this morning. He was pretty out of it last night. The Vet had to redo the Ehmer's sling to support the leg and hold it in position. It was to tight and not getting good circulation.


When he got up he drank some water /ate a little went outside on leash. Did fine on the stairs. Peed and then was pulling on his leash to be released to run.
Not yet buddy about a month to go.

I am researching more on CBD oil and pot for pain relief. He has codeine pills but really trying to not give them. ( I figure I can sell the codeine and make my $ back) :-)
We had some edibles from the vet for our cat that did a good job of pain relief.

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Old 04-01-2019, 07:56 AM
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Back to Emergency Sunday .His knee came out of the sling. They had to sedate him and redo the sling.
The good news is the hip did not 'pop" out. 7 days has not popped out. at least 3 more weeks to go. Then rehab.

We have ordered a Ehmer sling from dogleggs..com which from the pictures looks like a better solution than the tape currently being used by the vet. The tape is causing a fair amount of irritation. on his skin. We will evaluate when we get it.

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The only person I ever knew who had Vislas was constantly walking around the neighborhood looking for them.

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