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Posted: Sunday 6 July, 2008

by Rosemary at 8:29pm in Dogs 3 comments Add your own

Tess is lame. I have a horrible feeling that she might have a problem with the cruciate ligament in her left leg - she ruptured the right one earlier in the year and had surgery to repair it. She can't / won't put any weight on it, although she's eating and doesn't seem in pain. I'll get her to the vet tomorrow. Both dogs were at the vet for their annual check and booster on Friday, along with Cass, who had a lump on his back a couple of weeks ago and was going back for a final check. He's been a bit sneezy, so the vet had a look at his mouth, where he had a tooth removed a couple of years ago. It was a bit inflamed, so he's got antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory - we should have shares in "Metacam". She thinks there may be a tumour on the bone, but "Metacam" may have a retarding effect on it, so I suspect he'll be on it for the rest of him life. Other than that, he's in the pink, so we'll just have to wait and see.

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elaine Kent

Saturday 12 July, 2008 at 11:25pm

Hello there,

Have you sorted your dogs lameness? My spaniel pulled a muscle at an agility competition. I gave her cortaflex for a month and it worked brilliantly- just a thought! It can be bought over the counter at farm supplies, farm shops etc

Elaine (new forum member)

Rosemary

Sunday 13 July, 2008 at 8:35am

Hi, Elaine

Tess has ruptured the ligament, so she'll have surgery to repair it same as she did last year. She sees the orthopaedic consultant on the 31st July - hopefully, she'll get sorted shortly after that. She's fine in herself - on very short rations to keep the weight off, but happy to go out on three legs and to play with Meg. Once the surgery is over, I think I'll put her on something like Cortaflex, as a precaution.

Jo@LittleFfarmDairy

Thursday 24 July, 2008 at 12:54am

Poor Cass.

Have you tried Nuflor? I used Metacam for ages on my goats, but was recently advised by someone who has kept all sorts of animals - commercially but kindly - for over 50 years - that Nuflor works just as well on cats, dogs, & goat kids, as Metacam - for far less money!

Since then I've used Nuflor & so far, it's proved a great success.

Best of luck & hope Cass feels better, soon -

Jo.

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