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1 hour ago, GazzaS said:

Dark days ahead.  We took Kaiser in for what we thought was a wrist injury that was healing too slowly.  He's so rambunctious...   keeping him calm is damn hear impossible.  

Anyway...   the vet decided it was more likely his elbows.  So, a few days later we took him in for a full panel of x-rays.  The results floored me.  He already has arthritis in both elbows....at 8 months old.  The vet's prognosis is 3-4 years before he's in too much pain to move.

But because of his young age he could be a candidate for surgery.  So, I'm taking him to the specialist on Monday.   But if the specialist can't tell me that he can have a full, normal, pain free life...   We'll have to put him down.  Hell, we might not even have the money to pay for two surgeries.  They have to be done before he is a year old.

Though he has always been my wife's dog, I feel totally gutted.

Sorry to hear about your dogs health problems.....it can be tough especially when

Your dog is still so young. Still,  let's hope for the best and your dog responds well

to treatment.

Paul.

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Same here, well the dogs are vaccinated:) needless to say that there was a tiny reddish  mite crawling on my hand after I released him.  
 

I’m not sure about the type of it, here are some more shots. 

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40 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

Same here, well the dogs are vaccinated:) needless to say that there was a tiny reddish  mite crawling on my hand after I released him.  
 

I’m not sure about the type of it, here are some more shots. 

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Just about every summer, we get a story on the local (Chicago) news about

someone finding a bat on their driveway with a warning about rabies and the like.

It seems ludicrous as there is a greater likelihood of being shot in Chicago than getting

rabies from a bat! Especially considering the mayor, Lori Lightfoot presides over one

of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. (if not the WORLD) and her relationship with

the police of that city is not in the least bit cooperative!

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Sorry to hear that Paul. Stuff like rabies, lime disease, venomous snakes and such are definitely a very serious threads that you can encounter in the nature, still better than bullet in the belly.  

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Kaiser is going in for orthoscopic surgery on Tuesday.  The money will come from juggling accounts, but in the end be another debt.  Gypsy's mother had two knee surgeries when she was 2 years old.  Lived 7 and a half years.  So, we got ripped off three years or so.  But how do we quantify what we feel for our animals?  Money is such a transitory thing, after all.  Happy wife, happy life, they say.

 

...the story continues...

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