Friday, 6 May 2011
Patella Luxation follow-up.
According to the vet, Lola's back legs (including her hips and knees) are absolutely fine. Barring accident or injury, she's very unlikely to have any problems with them; the vet is pretty sure she won't get Patella Luxation or Legg–Calvé–Perthes syndrome, as both usually set in by seven months. The vet also mentioned that Jack Russells in general do do stupid things with their back legs - it's apparently not uncommon for a perfectly healthy dog to lift one back leg up and zoom around with their stride otherwise normal.
We had two reactivity incidents while we were out: the first one occured when a boy was running around the same corner we were turning, and stopped only a foot or so away; the second occured after the vet had been pulling at Lola's legs for three-four minutes and was the first person she saw (a receptionist stepping out from behind the desk and passing by us very closely whilst staring at Ro). We're still working on that though, but in the meantime the girls are celebrating the good news by having a nice new raw bone each, and Lola even has a cheap cuddly rabbit toy to rip up.