Nadine ... so very sorry to read this ... sending you lots of love
I completely agree - I get lots of ''she is only a dog'' but I get so upset with her scratching and believe only another poo owner can empathise.Thank you everyone - it is slowly sinking in! I knew I could rely on your support x
My aim is to ensure that Treacle has a life free of pain and she can run and play as she does now. If the surgery is suitable and we are offered it and that will guarantee [understand that it would not be 100%] quality of life then we will go for it. I don't want to look back in 10 years time and regret not going through it and watch Treacle struggle with arthritis!
Donna - you made me cry [again] yes we do have a lovely bond, but I think Cockapoos are so adorable and we all have that special bond - you have to have one to fully comprehend.
I have a friend who just despairs of me and says Treacle is a dog not a human - I feel so sorry for her thinking in that way!!
hi Jaynebigs to you and Treacle. I am worried now as Treacle came from same breeder as George, need to read more about it xxxxxx
I think you have read about Oscar and his luxating knee, not sure. I would go for it and just follow the vets instructions to the Tee. Oscar was cage rest only for 6 weeks, wee on the lead and now short walks on the lead. I can only imagine it is similarly invasive xxxx Bless you both xThank you Adam for your good advice - maybe you should not have shared your hydrotherapy experience
As far as weight - Treacle is not a big eater so as Donna says - her weight will be manageable.
Exercise control - this will be the tough one - she loves running over the fields and we go on long walks most days - i am sure the vet will advise but I know I will find this so difficult especially as Clyde will need exercise too.
Yes i have emailed the breeder and just waiting to hear back but she is reputable and I think we have been just unlucky [I would still have my Treacle for her wonderful personality and temperament ]
Next week we may or may not be offered an operation which will reset her hips and rid her of the problem. The operation is invasive and major and recovery slow [and painful?] but she will be restored to full physical health and will not go on to develop problems as she matures.
Adam, have you met any dogs who have had the surgery - do they recover fully? Sorry to ask this but the Vet said we will have to move quickly due to her age - the upper limit is 15 months - she may be already too old - I think it depends on the bone maturity.
I would love to know of any experiences with dogs who have had the surgery [Thank you Kendal for yours - it does make you think]
Ah Donna - so glad I met you through our cockapoos! I am too looking forward to seeing you and the ever so gorgeous Buddy - be a bit of a test for me as trying to contain my emotions but seeing you I might just have a damn good weep!Nadine i truely believe Treacle will be a star after the op she is such a chilled out dog that even though it may be upsetting for you not walking her and taking Cylde out im sure Treacle will be 100% fine with it while she recovers.She is not the type of dog that would be bounceing off the walls if not walked and with Clyde being so young he would be happy with a quick 20 min walk.I think your very luckly Treacle has such a temperment and im sure you will all be fine if you decide to go with the op xxxxxxCant wait to see you all on Weds x