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Goldendoodles with Hip Dysplasia
Latest Activity: May 13
Started by Leslie Gosdin. Last reply by Emily Mar 2, 2012.
Started by Melanie and Girls Dec 2, 2011.
MY 4 yr old midi golden doodle, Jersey has mild hip dysplaysia. I had her x rayed at 2 yrs when I noticed her gait was off a little. Nothing showed then. She is VERY active and a ball nut and won't stop till she drops. Lately, I noticed that she would limp after playing hard, so I had her xrayed again. This time she showed mild hip dysplasia. The vet told me to keep her weight down (she weighs 37 pounds) and put her on glucosamine/chondroitin 2xs a day doe a month and once daily after that, also to cut the heavy exercise. The parents hips were checked and good. Their breeder is also a veterinarian, so I felt safe with her. I have another 2 yr old midi goldendoodle, Jasmine and have started her on the pills too, just to be safe.
mini Goldendoodle from Fox Creek Farms (DOB August 2008). Saw telltale signs of bilateral HD within a few months but just could not wrap my mind around the fact that we did alot of research to avoid another dog with HD (my one golden had recently died at 10 y/o and had bilateral TPO's at age 1. Diagnosis made at 8 months of age at Pittsburgh Vet Hospital. So severe our only choices were hip relpacements or FHO's (we chose the latter). He is almost 2 years post op. We need to keep him under 50 lbs for false hips to hold (false hips formed by scar tissue, tendon and muscle). He does not have the long endurance of other dogs and seeing that and is affected gait sometimes is heartbreaking for me but he has no pain now and a quality of life. We did have hip clearances from parents and they were still bred for a period of time after i let the breeder know; however, they are no longer listed on the website althought I'm not sure why. I do not believe it was breeder negligence or that we did not do our homework...but somewhere back the linage there had to be some genetic predisposition for this. The vet said it was so severe that it would have been detectible with xrays at birth... We do love him and he is a happy little guy. Just glad it was us that got him and we were able to do what was medically necessary. Wondering if anyone else has had this happen even after parent hip clearances and also how the outcome if anyone with FHO's done is? Thanks so much!!
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