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    Default Re: Tyson has luxating patellas....feeling a wee bit stressed :0(

    I'm not sure if this could be a benefit for your bullys condition but our Abbott has knee issues and he has been getting Adequan injections for a few months and cold laser therapy and he has improved 100% it's crazy how good it's worked.

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    Default Re: Tyson has luxating patellas....feeling a wee bit stressed :0(

    Oh, yes, cold laser therapy. Punkin gets those every couple of months. We also give him glucosamine daily.
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    Default Re: Tyson has luxating patellas....feeling a wee bit stressed :0(

    Cold laser .....def going to ask about it. He moves around a little bit more but he still won't walk on that leg or bend it.


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    Do you guys think it would help to put a cold pak on the knee for a bit?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    Do you guys think it would help to put a cold pak on the knee for a bit?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Christie H View Post
    I'm not sure if this could be a benefit for your bullys condition but our Abbott has knee issues and he has been getting Adequan injections for a few months and cold laser therapy and he has improved 100% it's crazy how good it's worked.
    Hey Christine - Question, is there a difference in cold vs warm? Don't mean to sound dumb here. We're dealing with some bad arthritis in Ty's back left leg. He's been on Adequan for the past couple of months or so, and we saw alot of improvement in those times.... but it seems that now, even though we've injected him twice in a week - he's still limping. So the vet suggested we add laser. She did say cold, but she mentioned its like a warm massage? We are definitely going to start it probably in a week... just curious in your personal experience - did you start both together or start one first then add the other. I noticed you said you saw 100% improvement, so I'm trying to be optimistic He's limping on the leg with the arthritis and it breaks my heart to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Yes.... 20 mins
    Thanks. Last night I held him with his back on my chest and put an ice pack on the leg for a bit. I am going to continue to do it a bit. It's funny but I was just backtracking in my mind and I am baffled that it's only been four days since this happened. I keep worrying that it's not getting better but I know I have to be a bit patient. Today when I get home I am going to alternate with an ice pack and then a warm towel to help him. Matter of fact I need to go to the pharmacy and grab an ice bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Hey Christine - Question, is there a difference in cold vs warm? Don't mean to sound dumb here. We're dealing with some bad arthritis in Ty's back left leg. He's been on Adequan for the past couple of months or so, and we saw alot of improvement in those times.... but it seems that now, even though we've injected him twice in a week - he's still limping. So the vet suggested we add laser. She did say cold, but she mentioned its like a warm massage? We are definitely going to start it probably in a week... just curious in your personal experience - did you start both together or start one first then add the other. I noticed you said you saw 100% improvement, so I'm trying to be optimistic He's limping on the leg with the arthritis and it breaks my heart to see.
    Yes we do the shots and laser together.We also started at twice a week then once a week then every other week and we are about to start once a month because he has done so well with this.And if I'm not mistaken cold just means it's cold to the touch but warm when it's actually working in the knee.He'll be 3 in February and he plays like crazy now verses limping around.We' very been so much we get a discount now.lol.Hope this helps your bully!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christie H View Post
    Yes we do the shots and laser together.We also started at twice a week then once a week then every other week and we are about to start once a month because he has done so well with this.And if I'm not mistaken cold just means it's cold to the touch but warm when it's actually working in the knee.He'll be 3 in February and he plays like crazy now verses limping around.We' very been so much we get a discount now.lol.Hope this helps your bully!!!
    Thanks Christine! I hope so too! Did you get to be with him during the treatments? Did he like them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Thanks Christine! I hope so too! Did you get to be with him during the treatments? Did he like them?
    My husband takes him back to the room and helps the vet tech with the treatments because Abbott weighs 75 lbs and at first he'd roll around and wiggle half out of his harness because he had to wear tinted glasses and he didn't like that but now he's pretty calm about it.I actually was giving him his shots at home when it was twice a week and he did fine.With all bullies they will adjusts

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    Here's the newest in this ongoing saga with Ty's leg: last night we started seeing some swelling in the hock on that back leg. So off to the vet we went this morning. The vet doesn't feel anything wonky with that hock and when it's manipulated it doesn't bother him at all. He thinks it could be one of two things. The first being that it's fluid collection from the stuff going on with his knee and the second is a possibility of Lymphadenopathy. He said he thinks that Ty's breeding lines are not very good ones and that is why so much is starting to go on now. We are still trying to give it a few more days to try and get the swelling down in the knee area and go from there. I have to drop off a urine sample Monday morning so they can rule out the Lymphadenopathy. For now he wrapped the leg a bit so that the compression can give him some support. The Rimadyl and Tremadol will go on until Monday and then he may swap him out to a steroid to help with the inflammation. I am resigned to the fact that he will need he ortho surgery and will move heaven and earth to take care of that for him. Just kind of scared to hear if maybe he has something else going on as well and that is why we are seeing so much inflammation. I just keep getting these thoughts that they are going to tell me he has some sort of cancer or something on top of everything else. My poor Ty.
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    I hope that Tyson feels better soon! I wish I had advice but I haven't been in a similar type of situation before. I will send positive thoughts and prayers your way! On the plus side though I will offer that having to carry Murray from time to time has really developed my upper body strength so there is something to be said for that!

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