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Hi Lisa, I live in New Jersey. They did do blood work and tested for lyme disease, which they said was negative. The antibiotic was Metronidazole 500 mg - 20 tablets. She also was given CeRENia to stop vomiting and a Proviable kit which all helped with the vomiting and diarreah, but she never has stopped limping, and the swelling has progressively grown. The Metacam seemed to work better and be better on her sensitive stomach than the Rymadyl, which didn't seem to do anything but make her lose her appetite. I also remember a time toward the end of the summer when she was running around the edge of our pool and slipped and fell hard, but seemed to be alright at the time. The vet showed me the xrays and explained why she thought she might have panosteitis, and I could see the fuzziness in the bone area, but there was no marked swelling then, like there is now. She is not putting weight on it at all and is limping on 3 legs.
Thank you Lisa! I also was wondering if that was the correct diagnosis for the same reason you mentioned. Is there anything that can be done to drain the fluid around the joint? It seems the more swollen it gets, the more painful it is. Also, I am not for from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital (Ryan). Do you think I should try to get an appointment there, or would you know of a good veterinary orthopedic specialist in my area? I live in Mullica Hill, NJ, outside of Philadelphia, PA. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX the website you referred me to.
Thanks again! Last question... What is the proper protocol? Should I make another appointment with my vet and let them know I'd like her to see a specialist so that the records can be transferred, or just make the appointment on my own and let the specialist start from scratch? I appreciate all of your help.