Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Puppy Elvira had OCD

My Poor little puppy Elvira (7 months old and 55#)had surgery on her shoulder yesterday! She is so very sore and cries a lot, BUT we do have her on pain meds. I thought she just had growing pains, but after the vet visit and x-rays she was diagnosed with OCD:

What is osteochondrosis (OCD)?
Osteochondrosis (also known as OCD) is a common, painful disease in dogs. It is characterized by an abnormality in the cartilage-to-bone transformation. As a result, cartilage and bone fragments may break off into the joint space. Osteochondrosis is not a form of arthritis, however, it often leads to arthritis. Larger breeds of dog have a genetic predisposition towards the condition, which results from rapid growth. (The pain from osteochondrosis is similar to the “growing pains” experienced by adolescents.)

Here is a photo of my little Franken-elvira!!

Bugs & Hisses


Designs by CK said...

Hope Elvira will be OK & enjoy your time away! '-)


kari and kijsa said...

Oh- sweet puppy!! Hope she feels better soon, and the pain is not too bad!! At least she has an early start on her Halloween costume!

kari & kijsa

Kathy Hunka said...

Oh, the poor pup! Hope you will lick lots of witches brew to feel better!

Leah's Art Magic said...

Sorry to hear about Elvira.
She's beauty dog. Hope the vet can keep her pain under control.