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Puppy 11months old Lhasa apso degenerative joint disease

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puppy 11months old Lhasa apso
degenerative joint disease left shoulder - growth plate closed prematurely
Why? Nutritional? Injury? Hereditary? Tx cost?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 7 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Most likely this is a hereditary condition common in these small breeds. It may be a premature closure of the distal ulnar physis causing deviations of the affected leg. This will require surgery to repair by a Veterinary Orthopedic Doctor and prices of this procedure vary with the vet and location. Since your young sweety is so young, this procedure would eb curative and give your sweety a long and happy life. There are other hereditary issues that can cause this that the specialist will discuss with you if this in not the distal ulnar physis.

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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 7 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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