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Old 06-07-2012, 07:03 AM
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Holding good thoughts for Jack...
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:53 AM
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Keeping fingers crossed! Hugs!
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Hope everything goes well for Jack.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:01 AM
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good vibes for jack and to have better mobility
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:31 PM
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The consult today was good - we really liked the ortho / surgeon - very nice guy with a nearly 16-year-old border collie of his own.

The source of Jack's pain problems... that remains a mystery.

The good news being that the vet couldn't identify anything in particular wrong with Jack other than he probably has lax ligaments - kind of like being double jointed - that allow his feet, especially in back, to bend farther than normal. But he doesn't think that's painful.

We are going to try reducing his Metacam to see if that seems to make any difference in how he feels, just in case he may not need it.

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I'll be watching. It's SO good when vets are so good!

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:08 AM
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Good to hear the visit went well Natalie. Hope the reduction in Metacam helps.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:14 AM
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glad you like the Doc. Sorry the source remains a mystery. Hugs to you & Jack
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:51 AM
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Natalie,

Criss Ann had lax ligaments in her back legs as well. It gave her a 'flat-footed' look, but I don't think her back legs caused her any pain. It was her front ACL's that were her problem.

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:37 PM
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Glad the consultation went well....interesting observations.

Hope the reduction in medication helps....I'm a bit partial to Border Collies.
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