Week 66: Darwin has some X-rays taken!

We took Darwin to the vet to look at how she was hunching her back and the vet said that now she is fully grown we should get some x-rays done of her spine and hips. The good news is that there’s nothing wrong with her spine and she doesn’t appear to be in any pain. The bad news is that she has quite bad hip dysplasia which means we need to regulate her exercise, continue with supplements and keep a closer eye on her as it’s likely she may suffer pain from her hips at a younger age. The vet has even suggested that we speak to a surgeon about a total hip replacement.

Darwin is not in pain and that’s not why we took her to the vet. We’re now wrestling with the idea of surgery which seems quite extreme for such a young dog that seems so happy with life the way it is.

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