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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Casper Bear Has Surgery

My Brother Casper After His Knee Surgery
My brother "Casper Bear"  (Fallowfens Lord Casper) is recovering from surgery on his left knee for Luxating Patella a nasty condition for him to have to bear along with his Canine Hip Dysplasia.
Casper is only 15 months old and was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at only 6 months of age. His condition has deteriorated over the last few months as a hip replacement is not possible untill he is 18 months of age and has a fully matured skeleton. The Luxating Patella has been a more recent development. Both conditions are genetical, Casper was born with them, this has been confirmed by x-rays.
Casper has now had the left knee operated on and will be having the right knee done in around 6 to 8 weeks, same operation. After that he will be having both hips replaced, one at a time.
The total cost of his treatment will be around £12,000 so Mum and Dad have been in touch with the breeder as Caspers' condition is genetical, to see if they are willing to help with Caspers' treatment, (so far no response). You don't expect to pay £600 for a dog and then have to pay out £12,000 for him to be able to walk do you? Mum and Dad will bear the cost of this on their own if needs be as Casper is a very much loved member of our family, but morally we feel that the breeder should have some responsibilty towards Casper. We will let you know how we get on with this. Good breeder or Bad breeder, that waits to be seen I suppose!
Let us know if you have had a similar experience.

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Megan
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5 comments:

  1. Woof! Woof! Sending you Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  2. I so agree that the Breeder is at least half responsible! Can you report is to the kennel socity in the UK?

    I know that Casper will feel much better when all of his surgerys are over!

    woos, Tessa

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  3. Thank you! Mum has reported it to The Kennel Club in UK but they seem to be more for the breeder than the individual dog unfortunately. Mum had a very negative response from them.
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    Megan
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  4. This kind of situation is always so stressful for all concerned. The poor dog has to endure the pain/discomfort and many pounds/dollars have to be spent. It's almost like the lottery only not so cheerful and worth it. Hope all turns out well.

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  5. Thank you Sophie!Casper is doing so much better now and slowly starting to get around.
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    Megan
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