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Dog - Hip Dysplasia

Post by LawrenceAndRio » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:08 pm

Hi all,

I have a 9 month old Rottweiler, Rio, who has just been diagnosed as having Hip Dysplasia. He started limping about 10 days ago and a general anesthetic and xray showed his right hip has quite a problem.

A recommended option for this condition is Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO) which has a 90%+ success rate of full recovery.

Has anyone had a pet who has undergone this treatment in Singapore, or know any vets who they'd be able to recommend.

Any advice anyone can give at all would be greatly appreciated. If Rio is a good candidate for this operation (currently being assessed), we'll need to move quickly as past 1 year old, it will cease to be an option.

Many thanks,


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Post by beenhere10years » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 2:46 pm

Oh Lawrence, I am so sorry. I used to use the guys at Mt. Pleasant, they were great vets -- all Aussie or Canadian, very down to earth and helpful in a crisis. They had a lot of turnover and their location was problematic for me so I changed to Namly, but at the time I left they were very familiar with dysplasia. Had a few pelvic experts if I remember correctly. I would call them and explain your situation. Good luck to you and Rio.
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Post by Guest » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 4:55 pm

OK thanks so much - that's the second or third endorsement I've heard for them. Quick update - I am now seeing a specialist at Mount Pleasant on Friday morning so fingers crossed!

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