I wondering if any of you with a dog have any experience with growth plate issues? My brother and SIL are considering adopting a 1-year-old black lab, named Zeke, who has a very crooked left front leg, which is apparently the result of a growth plate issue when he was younger. It slows him down a bit but, according to Zeke's current vet, he's not in any pain and won't need any additional medical care as a result. My brother and SIL's vet, who has not examined Zeke, has told them the dog will likely need expensive surgery to correct the issue. They are really torn about adopting Zeke and want to be sure they're able to to provide the care he needs and deserves. If anyone has any ideas/experiences to share, I'd be grateful. Thanks!
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2/21/08 at 6:29am