Sixteen year old Yorkie has a dislocated hip but walks around well. Vet says due…

Sixteen year old Yorkie has a dislocated hip but walks around well. Vet says due to age best to treat with pain meds because surgery is risky. How do I tell if she has any pain?

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
If you can afford going to a surgeon for this is usually not a risky surgery to do. I would ask for a referral to a surgeon and get a second opinion. I think an fho might be a great option. (Femoral head osteotomy). Let me know. Please.

Sarah
1 year ago

Hi there- I would guess that if your dog is in pain that you will be able to tell by changes in behavior and/or vocalizations. You know your pet best- I would just JES pna close eye. Best of luck.