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Hi Dr. Andi! Thank you for your quick response. No I didn't notice anything wrong with her but I received a email from the girl that bought her saying this caught me off guard. Here is the email.
We went to the Vet yesterday for her follow up worming as you indicated in your paperwork. While we were there I asked them to look at her feet, her gait just looked a little off to me.They had her walk across the room , the Dr. became very concerned, and decided to do an x-ray. Their findings were very concerning. The way it was explained is that the spacing between all of the bones in both of her front feet (it is worse in her left foot) are abnormal , rendering the support system of the feet unstable and cannot adequately support her weight. It almost looks like the base of her leg rolls over her foot. Two Veterinarians and an intern spent a great deal of time with Emma examining her. I asked over and over if this could have been caused by a traumatic event that we were not aware of happening. They responded that because the abnormality is so consistent between every bone on both feet and the fact that there is no dislocation, pain or swelling noted. that trauma is not the cause. This is the current plan of treatment. Emma is confined to her crate for 1 week. They do not want her running and playing, or bearing weight on her front feet. We are even carrying her outside to use the bathroom, setting her down and picking her right up again. Emma is either in her crate or on our laps at all times. (She is loving the lap part). We take her back to the Vet Friday, depending on the findings, she will then be referred to an Orthopedic Surgeon. Please know that while Emma is crate confined, she is with us 24/7. We put her crate where ever we are and when I am out doing child activities, Emma is with my Mom, who thank goodness lives next door.
Thanks for your help! Jeanna