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Goldendoodles with Hip Dysplasia
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Thanks so much for the helpful comments. I haven't contacted the breeder yet. I think I am in shell shock right now. This diagnosis has just hit me in the gut!
Sally, you brought up an important point, The hip testing is only done after two years of age, prior to that, it is a "prelim" score and really doesn't mean much. I don't think any of us realized how many breeders are only doing prelims when they say a dog has been "tested", and how many are breeding dogs under the age of two. I think this is something we all need to be aware of, asking the age of the parents before committing to a puppy.
HI Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about Oliver having Hip Dysplasia. My Dazi had hip dysplasia as a puppy. I went to a specialist and they did an FHO surgery. Her first one was Aug 7th of last year and they did the other side on Sept 30th. It was a long tough time but she is now healed and doing excellent. She runs and play and jumps without anymore pain. If you want to talk to someone who has been though it I will be glad to talk to about it.
I'm sorry to hear that,Lisa. Did you contact your breeder yet?
We just found out our two year old Doodle, Oliver has hip dysplasia. Very depressed and down right now. The vet recommended we go to a specialist here in Colorado. Ugh, not what I expected!
Hi Jolene. Sorry you are worried about your doodle. Hopefully she does not have Hip Dysplasia. Willy showed signs of HD around 9 months old. His right hip was replaced with a titanium hip at 11 months. He had surgery on the other hip about a year ago.He never could lay on his back and never appeared to be in pain, but I know he was. He was a very quiet dog and seemed to be a perfect puppy, but I now know it was because of his hips. It makes me sad to think of him in pain. We discovered he needed the second surgery at a doodle romp when he growled at dogs that he had been romping with since 4 months old. He went back to the romp for the first time a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. The breeder refunded all the money I had paid for him, but that was just a drop in the bucket to what the total cost has been. But he is the love of our lives and worth every dollar paid. Our Vet had a program with Wells Fargo that paid the vet and then you could make payments, interest free. This was very helpful. Unfortunately I did not have insurance.
Hopefully your dog does not have HD, but if he does, you can message me with any questions.
As Karen said, please get insurance now. Also, you will want to look very closely at the policies with regard to Hip Dysplasia. Although they are covered, there are waiting periods on most policies (or at least there is on mine). You can't get it today and then go to the Vet next week and get a diagnosis. I can say though that the foster that I have right now we have commented several times that she runs like a Hackney Pony and I believe that her hips have been xray'd and checked for HD which was negative. It is her knees.
I am so sorry that your doodle is having issues. You can go to my page, I posted several blogs on our journey. My Beemer was diagnosed just after his first birthday....we are now 3 years post surgery on both hips...Beemer is perfect...runs, jumps, no sign of any issues. He was always very laid back and showed no sign of pain (per the surgeon....he had lived his whole life with this hip pain and didn't know any difference) breaks my heart to think he lived his first year in pain. But no more....we did not have insurance and paid the whole bill ourselves....if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.....good luck...blessings
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