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 PLEASE HELP!!! IT’S HARLEE :’(

ok a lot of you know about our Rottweiler Harlee. well i think something is wrong with her back legs :’( can anyone tell me the common signs of hip displasia? she is 9 years old if that helps. please help me!



01/13/11  05:22pm

 #2198264


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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2198147


 PLEASE HELP!!! IT’S HARLEE :’(

Stiff joints, lack of mobility, leg dragging (either the one or both hind leg), doing toilet can be difficulty in females, clicking, severly lame, falling.
If she has hip dysplacia or Evan bad arthritis she should be prescribed Meloxicam - Metacam. If not I’d recommend you ask for it due to it being a strong pain killer and anti-inflamitary.
If she does have HD or Evan Arthritis obviously diet should be well so she doesn’t become over weight as this puts a ton of pressure on the joint and makes it worse (although I’ve never known Harlee to be a tubby tub) exercise should be brisk, short walks and on one level (no up or down hill as it will put pressure on to).
Hopefully she doesn’t have it my parents choco Lab Cassie has I from 14weeks old and is now 5 it’s not nice but they have made it worse for Cassie as she doesn’t get walked and is on a poor diet so is beyond morbidly obese, poor thing.

All the best though and give the ol’ girl a hug from me ;)



01/14/11  04:06am

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  Message To: Ghastly   In reference to Message Id: 2198264


 PLEASE HELP!!! IT’S HARLEE :’(

thnx Ghastly! she is on a good diet. she eats twice a day a bowl full of food. i’m afraid she’s going to die :’(. she doesn’t exercise(i believe it’s cuz she is either lazy or just slow to moving) so she is a little overweight but not bad. we can’t take her on walks cuz she doesn’t behave. :/



01/14/11  07:58am

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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2198277


 PLEASE HELP!!! IT’S HARLEE :’(

You are welcome friend :)
She may no move that much due to joints weather it be HD or minor arthritis, as both issues can start long before major/minor symptoms appear generally larger dogs Evan small dogs are good at hiding there discomfort.
Keep us updated I sent best wishes for you both



01/14/11  11:40am

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  Message To: Ghastly   In reference to Message Id: 2198311


 PLEASE HELP!!! IT’S HARLEE :’(

i def. will! and thnx! as of today Harlee seemed much better. she was standing normally but it took her a little effort to get up from a sitting position :(. but she wasn’t limping or anything like that which made me happy to see and she is eating so i’m guessing she isn’t sick



01/14/11  06:30pm

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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2198377


 PLEASE HELP!!! IT’S HARLEE :’(

Always best to pop to the vet surgery to get a check over as Harlee (like others) they won’t let themselves starve lol



01/15/11  06:08am

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  Message To: Ghastly   In reference to Message Id: 2198477


 PLEASE HELP!!! IT’S HARLEE :’(

LOL. yeah. so how have u been? i haven’t been on here in a while. i decided to create a new account since the name is more my style now lol



01/15/11  11:18am

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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2198504


 PLEASE HELP!!! IT’S HARLEE :’(

Yeah been ok yourself? How’s Harlee getting along now? Better I hope!



01/30/11  05:35am


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