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post #11 of 12 Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well, that definitely makes much more sense! It also makes me feel bad for getting upset with my vet (I REALLY like him), though I agree that I wish he would have explained it to me a little better. It would have saved me a LOT of stress and worry...but I tend to be a worry wart anyway.
This gives me a whole new direction to proceed with Elvis. If I don't have to put him through anything invasive like surgery, I don't want to. I can live with him having a big knee....but I will actively pursue a definite diagnosis/prognosis through my vet and make sure that it's not something that will degenerate over time if left untreated.
Alana, I can't thank you enough!!! I'll definitely keep y'all posted on what I find out!
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-01-2013, 10:55 AM
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It doesn't look too bad in the photo. I would call in a different vet for a second opinion though. I know it can be costly, but it should be radiographed. With him being so young and still growing, he's at risk for more serious problems like you stated. If it's been almost a year (spring to spring), that's definitely been enough time to heal up. Usually fluid build up indicates trauma, and it will disperse itself naturally, but it's been a long time.
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