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About Jumabaar

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    Rehabilitation, Conditioning and Veterinary Care
  • Birthday 08/02/88

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    Kelpies, Finnish Lapphunds

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  1. We can't regrow ligaments or give Scrappi new joints but we can work on the muscular support of joints to help minimise progression and help manage symptoms. He is a great candidate for rehab to ensure he gets to have fun and feel amazing as he ages.
  2. I offer this type of service to my clients- looking at breeds, structure and temperament and giving advice on puppies/rescues being appropriate for their chosen dog sport. I see so many people ending up with dogs that are just not appropriate for them. By the time I see them after the fact they are already in love and we have to have some pretty extreme conversations about their ability to meet their dogs needs. It absolutely sucks to be the vet in this situation and it would be amazing if the profession could be seen proactively to guide people to make appropriate decisions for the owner and the animal in question.
  3. This is a really tough situation for you. Any brace that you get made will require to be custom made. The off the shelf varieties are not going to be appropriate. Due to the age of your dog a very high degree of stability will be required for the bone to heal and depending on the situation a brace may actually make your dog more painful. Your vet should be able to chat to a surgeon about using a splint or brace to allow the bone to heal. There are also rehabilitation veterinarians who would also be happy to advise your vet. Please don't try and DIY your dogs care because it can quickly become significantly worse.
  4. My Finnish Lapphund girls are impeccably clean little creatures from their first season. I notice my youngest girl's discharge for the first few hours of her starting but after that she cleans herself. Most of them came into season around 7mths of age although I have known of some that don't come in until 18mths. Your breeder should be able to give you more support and let you know if your little girl has clean relatives or dirty grots :P Also photos are required!! (One of my Kelpies was messy and I did get her some panties for the first week of her season.)
  5. I would suggest looking into Physical rehabilitation to assess what can be done with targeted exercise. This may require Anti-inflammatories to be used to allow him to regain normal function, allowing the anti-inflammatories to be discontinued. Glucosamine Chondroiton MSM +/- Pentosan injections are all low risk medications to trial now. I suggest a full work up with blood tests and a physical exam as sometimes these issues can actually be masking something else that can be treated in a more focused manner.
  6. I hope Zena is hogging the lounge or bed right now! I wanted to add that I have put some dogs on anti-anxiety meds when their buddy has passed away. It isn't often but when they are clearly mourning and sad then I think that it is the kindest option since we can't explain it all too them. It has only been transient meds and they have all been weaned off them. Just know that the option is there if she is finding it difficult. Take care of yourself too. There are grief councillors who can also give you support now or in the future when there is a diagnosis like this in a pet. I am glad you are in DOL and have this supportive network.
  7. Is it in the shoulder or in one of the tendons? If it is calcified tendon then I manage medically with regenerative medicine. If it is in the joint then arthroscope for removal.
  8. You can have X-rays sent to a specialist to read. Or they can be sent to a specialist for a second opinion.
  9. Braces can be useful, however they are contraindicated in many stifle injuries. They can exacerbate meniscal pain and increase the speed of muscle wastage. What type of surgery are they going to do?
  10. The X-rays that are currently used are exceptionally subjective. There are scorers that have a reputation for being 'low' and breeders discuss not using other readers because they score high. Whats the point of them if you are trying to cheat the system?? I will be doing pennhip as well as traditional X-rays. So I get both objective and subjective results. Then based on the results, and the value of my dogs genetics come up with a breeding plan.
  11. Bark busters Specialists?!?!?!!? I do hope that the dogs who are having this issue get the underlying cause of their barking resolved. Particularly if it is anxiety based! Frustration, over arousal are other options. A veterinary Behaviourist should be the one making an anxiety diagnosis and prescribing appropriate treatment.
  12. Bulldogs shouldn't have small nasal cavities
  13. Thanks guys!!! I work a lot with dogs with HD. Manual therapies and therapeutic exercise are vital to their management to have and awesome life. I would be happy to look at the X-rays- my email is [email protected] It is also important to remember that just because we know a dog has HD that we dont rule out other issues occurring at the same time, particularly if there has been a sudden change in the symptoms.
  14. Ask for a referral to a dermatologist. It is worth doing testing to work out what is actually happening.
  15. I would go for keyhole Surgery. There are a number of benefits to having it done this way- you have a much better chance of clearing out all the stones because of the magnification.