Emma part 2..

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  1. loon

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    Big heat over here and the littla fella had to go get a haircut :p

    He does have to go the vets Monday Chief as he ended up hurting his back leg <>


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    OMG, Buddy dosen't look like the same pup with the summer dew. hope the foot thing is minor. hot as it is up here, Bear keeps his movin around to a minimum these days. Hard to tolerate the heat wearin fur.........................................
     
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  3. loon

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    Dont blame Bear one bit rotti ;)

    Dumbass me has been on an open Tractor the last week and a half and still have another 60 acres to finish !!! :)

    I think Emma stepped on Buddy and we kinda have it down to a toe?
     
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    Buddy has a great smile. Get that guy in a commercial.
     
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    Mrs Loon had to take him to the vets today as it is getting worse..

    Ends up Buddy has Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease :confused:

    We are going to be talking to the Vet again today to make a time for his surgery..

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    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head of young, small breed dogs (LCP disease) was first described in veterinary literature by Tutt in 1935:[15] he described the disease, as did Waldenstromin (1909) in humans,[16] Toy and small breeds, particularly Toy Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers, Pugs, Jack Russell Terriers, and Dachshunds can be affected. LCP disease is an osteonecrosis of the femoral head in small breed dogs, usually those weighing less than 12 kg. There seems to be no *** predilection in the dog as contrasted to humans, in whom an 80% male incidence of the disease is evident. As in children, however, the condition is usually unilateral, with only about 10% to 15% incidence of bilateral disease. The age of onset varies between 4 months and 12 months, with a peak incidence at about 7 months. [17] The pathology of avascular necrosis followed by revascularization and bony remodeling of the femoral head in the dog certainly suggests a vascular etiology even though the cause of the condition is not completely understood. [18] Hip pain is usually seen by the age of 6 to 8 months.[19] The disease is bilateral in 12 to 16 percent of cases.[20] X-rays are necessary to make the diagnosis and show increased opacity and focal lysis in the head of the femur, and later in the disease, collapse and fracture of the neck of the femur. The recommended treatment is surgical removal of the head of the femur, but conservative treatment (rest, exercise restriction, and pain medication) may be effective in a limited number of cases (less than 25 percent, according to some studies).[20]
     
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    Loon sorry to hear about little Buddy. If you end up going the conservative route, be sure to talk to your vet about treatment incorporating Meta Cam or Rimadyl. We have had really good results with past dogs using both.
     
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    Loon sorry to hear about Buddy.

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    He's on the metacam right now and will be going for the surgery this week ;hm

    Murphy rang me up a big ass bill >> But we cant not try and help this little fella out ;)

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    Kudos to you and Mrs. Loon, I'm sure it will all work out in the end........good luck to Buddy.
     
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    Loon, sorry to hear Buddy is hurting. Hope everything turns out OK. He looks like he is worth it to me!
     
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    Here's to hoping Buddy makes a speedy recovery . . .
     
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    Love the pics Loon...keep up the good work.

    Sorry to hear the little guy needs surgery. Maybe you could see if his relatives can help out with the cost.
    This guy has got to be in the family...ha

    Have a good one.
     

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    I think thats his Uncle, Shadow? ==c

    Thanks gang.. The vet said its not an emergency and we will be taking him in on the 26th, he is doing fine now so we arent gonna push it.

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    Glad to hear that things are stable for now. give the lil guy a scratch behind the ear for me and Bear
     
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    Will do rotti ;)

    Emma thinks we are going for a run on the farm..but its 100f in the shade and she will havta wait till its cooler out :cool:


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    Ah, devotion to a cause is a wonderful thing, LOL...... She looks like all is right in her world.....................Stay cool Terry, I can't wait for fall to come this
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    Buddy went through his hip thing today and is doing pretty well right now considering.. And Emma knew right away there was something up? :cool:

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    I hope Buddy is feeling better in a hurry, nice pic Loon.

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    Hope your pal has a speedy recovery!
     
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    Good to see the little guy is home and on the mend. Keep the pics coming...
     
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    Sending kisses and hugs to Buddy....hope he has a speedy recovery... half smiley.jpg
     
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    Good luck Buddy, You'll be up and rippin soon.
     
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    Thanks gang.. He is getting around pretty well with 3 legs but we have to try and keep him quiet for 6 weeks ;lol

    He's not allowed to be outside without a leash so me and Emma have been hanging around the house by ourselves.

    Gotta bad feeling its gonna take awhile for him to get all his hair back? :p ::-)

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    Just got internet back. So sorry to hear about Buddy's problems. Hope he is recovering nicely. Love the 'stache!
     
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    That bottom pic of Emma makes me think of that Honda comercial " I Wanna Ride...I Wanna Ride...I Wanna Ride! "
    Little guy will be Wild and Wooly in no time...
     
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