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My poor baby girl! TRIXIE MAE'S STORY
My fur baby Trixie Mae has a Luxating Patella also know as a floating knee cap. I took Trixie Mae to my grandma's house on Thursday June 16th, 2016, and unfortunately I'm unsure of what she did to hurt her leg other than I know she was running, while I had my back turned to her - all I heard was an ear shattering cry and Trixie was collapsed on the ground. I couldn't figured out what was going on, but it was clear that she was unable to use her back left leg for roughly an hour after the accident occurred! She then seemed fine until Friday the 17th, when again, she had collapsed with the same dreadful cry! This made me cry! Trixie got her surgery and now healing! but sadly while:dog-cry::dog-cry::dog-cry::dog-cry::dog-cry::dog-cry: ding X=Rays they found she also has a luxating patella in her other leg and will be doing surgery on the right hind leg in 4-6 months
 

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Wait, what grade is the luxating patella? Usually they only do surgery on the cases that are very severe.

Is Trixie overweight? Any extra weight on a dog with luxating patella will make the knees so much worse.

My boy has luxating patella in both knees, one knee very easily goes in and out, the other is permanently out. I do not want surgery for him, and my vet does not recommend it as he has very little issue with his knees, he does not seem to be in pain, and he is not lame. He has a funny gait but runs and jumps just fine. He was getting overweight and I did have to get some of that extra weight off of him, since then he's doing much better overall.
 

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probably about a third of all toy breeds have medially luxating patellas (MLPs) and most are not symptomatic enough to treat. It is very rare one will be bad enough to cause severe acute pain and collapse. I have seen thousands of dogs with MLPs and never seen one with this presentation. Sure hope it is not a back problem that just looks like a patellar problem.
 
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