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Calcification

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GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 5 Oct 2012 10:32

Morning all,

As some of you know I have a Westie and been told by the vet that his bones
in one of his legs is calcifying, which is painful for him.

I have never heard of this, anyone come across this?

Emma

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 5 Oct 2012 10:37

No I haven't Emma. Is your Westie an old fellow?

Your little ones are gorgeous - I love seeing the photos you put up on here.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 5 Oct 2012 10:43

Thanks Sue my grandies are coming on well.

Rory is only 5years old and vet says looking at xrays that bone
is growing on bone and also growing where bone should not be.

Never gave us any indication that he was in pain although at times
he did seem stiff.

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 5 Oct 2012 10:45

That's a worry. Has the vet indicated whether anything can be done to help him?

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 5 Oct 2012 10:55

I have meds to give him and have to rest him so
no long walks for a fortnight, which he misses
already, he is also developing arthritis such a shame
in a young dog.

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 5 Oct 2012 10:56

It is a shame - something you would expect with an older dog. I hope all goes well, Emma <3

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 5 Oct 2012 10:58

Thanks Sue <3

Barbra

Barbra Report 5 Oct 2012 13:00

Emma sorry to read this about Rory arthritus normaly in an older dog .never heard of calcifying give him a big ((((hug))))) from me .g grandchildren are so cute Take care Barbra xx :-)

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 5 Oct 2012 13:29

<3 Thanks Barbra.

AnnMarieG

AnnMarieG Report 5 Oct 2012 14:07

My daughter has a 4yr old spaniel who has calcifying of the spine. Poor thing is in a lot of pain but it seems to flare up then go away for a while.I have never heard of this before either.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 5 Oct 2012 15:39

Hello AnnMarieG, have googled this and seems to happen
to Labs also, bigger dogs and over weight dogs. My Westie
is not over weight and suppose its just one of those things
that happen. Didn't want to read too much on google incase
I came across something that would upset me worse, so will
stick with advice from vet.
I hope you daughter's spaniel is in not too much pain, thank
you for your reply.

Emma

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 5 Oct 2012 17:43

Aww Emma........Sorry to hear your little Westie is having problems. I know how much you love him.

I hope the medication relieves any pain that might occur and he continues to have a long and happy life.

Bless him..........Prickles. xxx

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 6 Oct 2012 10:17

<3 Thanks Prickles. xx