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Bernie Is Limping/x-Ray Scheduled


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Hi all,

Bernie has an appointment on Monday for an x-ray of his right front leg.

 

In December, we moved into an apartment due to us building a home and selling our existing home prior to the new home being complete.

 

In January, he had a sudden severe outburst of separation anxiety (an ongoing issue since 2010 when we adopted him,) and dug up a lot of carpet at our apartment, even though he was taking Clomipramine and Xanax prescribed by our previous vet. We took him to a new vet who put him on Prozac, and he is doing much better. She also looked at his right front leg then and determined that he had some tendinitis issues from the digging. I originally noticed the limping after he was digging at the carpet.

 

The limping came and went during the month of February, and we kept thinking that his leg still hurt from digging.

 

It's now March, and the limping is very prevalent, and Bernie is walking slowly.

 

I've made an appointment for an x-ray, and I can't even tell you how scared I am!

Lauren the Human, along with Justin the Human, Kay the Cat and Bernie the Greyhound! (Registered Barney Koppe, 10/30/2006)


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:( sending MANY prayers!!! :hope :Hope

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:goodluck:candle Sending all manners of good thoughts for Bernie.

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Always in my heart: Frostman
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Good thoughts for Bernie and you.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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Hi! I'm back. We're home from the vet. We have good news: no cancer, no tumors.

 

Dr. Collins showed us Bernie's right leg x-rays and pointed out some areas that she said show signs of arthritis (jagged edges on a few of the bones). Combined with the diagnosis in January that he had tendonitis from digging, our vet believes that Bernie's continued limping is from an arthritis/tendonitis combination.

 

I know this is good news, but just for peace of mind, I'm going to reach out to Dr. Couto to also review the x-rays.

 

Thank you to everyone for your good thoughts and prayers for Bernie. I know that I don't really know many of you in real life, and I'm simply just reading words on a screen, but knowing that other Greyhound owners were thinking of Bernie today really meant a lot! Your support is just wonderful. :)

Lauren the Human, along with Justin the Human, Kay the Cat and Bernie the Greyhound! (Registered Barney Koppe, 10/30/2006)


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YAY YAY YAY!!!! So relieved for you all and selfishly too because of Beth's close relationship. Whew!!

 

Is Bernie on a supplement like Dasuquin? Has he had or have you considered laser therapy or other treatments? I do get laser or acupuncture for Beth at the slightest sign of any issue.

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And kitties C.J., Klara, Bernadette, John-Boy, & Sinbad

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Yay for Bernie!

 

Ditto on the laser treatments. They helped my mutt girlie PUdge and she actually enjoyed having them done.

 

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Very relieved right along with you! :clap

Cynthia, & Cristiano, galgo
Always in my heart: Frostman
Newdawn Frost, Keno Jet Action & Chloe (NGA racing name unknown), Irys (galgo), Hannah (weim), Cruz (galgo), & Carly CW Your Charming

Princess http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i=1018857

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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That is great news and a second opinion from Dr C is always a good idea. Healing thoughts for your boy.

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Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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