Our big Teddy Bear Tiny was seen by the vet on Monday 03/01/2021.
We are so relieved that his deformed right hind is nothing serious in a way that he can not live a good life.
Our vet went above and beyond with his lameness exam. Obviously we did x-rays and it showed that nothing is, or was broken and none of his joints are fused together. He has some arthritis, but that was to be expected.
The abnormal position he keeps his foot in is caused by the fact that his deep digital flexor tendon and his superficial digital flexor tendon are just so tight, that they won´t allow the foot/joints back into a natural position. What caused this, we will never have an answer.
This does not seem to cause him a lot of pain, since he seems pretty sound moving around.
So our plan for now is, to get him through quarantine and then take him up to our vet´s clinic to attempt this issue.
The plan is, to put him into a splint, after his joints are pushed back into the right position, so slowly the tendons will stretch far enough so the foot will naturally be able to fall back into its natural position.
There is no guarantee this will work and he has to stay at our vet´s clinic for that, but it is worth a try!
Beside this, he got a long needed hoof trim done and we started his first round of vaccines.
The vet confirmed his age, he is probably between 12-15. With his next appointment he will get a dental float.
Also, we had an SAA done with the result 0 (Blood work), so more than likely he did not come down with an infection in the kill pen.
Tiny is just wonderful!!! He has a puppy dog personality and we are so in love with him. He loves to cuddle 🙂
His vet bill was $583.
So far Tiny´s total cost has been: $ 1858
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