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Post FHO surgery

Posted by savagp (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 12, 09 at 11:34

Our beagle Winston had FHO surgery about 2 weeks ago and he doesn't seem to want to use that leg at all. He will not put it down or bear any weight on it at all. He just seems to want to lay on the couch and sleep. He doesn't seem to want to play with his brother either like he used to. How do we get him to use that leg?

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RE: Post FHO surgery

I would take him back to the vet and have him checked out. Your vet would probably have better advice than what anyone here could provide you.

RE: Post FHO surgery

I agree, could have an infection or other post-op complication. Or he could have something else wrong, like a luxating patella. At the very least, he needs pain meds, as non weight bearing lameness is a sign of severe pain.

RE: Post FHO surgery

Hi Meghane - you must be busy - haven't seen your posts in awhile. I always enjoy your educated words of wisdom.

RE: Post FHO surgery

Thanks sephia. Actually for some reason, my safari browser decided not to open gardenweb or THS forums any more. I thought the site was down until I switched browsers for other reasons. Have been busy too, but missed it here!

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