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shepard our 9 month old border collie had developed OCD. No he didnt start stacking tin in alphabetical order, but in fact its Osteochondritis dissecans, a disease associated with defective development of bone from cartilage leading to inflammation in affected joints. we noticed he had started to limp around the garden and had begun to lie down alot more than usual, especially for a border collie.Shep was taken to see Duncan Midgley, a joint injury specialist
it cost £175 just for him to view and consult our dog, After consultation shep was kept overnight after a succesfull operation costing just over £1300. shep is now home with us being loved as always! :)

if you notice your dog limping, and it persists for a day or two, please take them to a vets as this disease can attack any joint in their body.
 

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Duncan Midgley is my hero - he gave my Joshua another 8 years of life when my own vets hat written him off. Glad your dog is ok - he was in good hands though!
 

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shepard our 9 month old border collie had developed OCD. No he didnt start stacking tin in alphabetical order, but in fact its Osteochondritis dissecans, a disease associated with defective development of bone from cartilage leading to inflammation in affected joints. we noticed he had started to limp around the garden and had begun to lie down alot more than usual, especially for a border collie.Shep was taken to see Duncan Midgley, a joint injury specialist
it cost £175 just for him to view and consult our dog, After consultation shep was kept overnight after a succesfull operation costing just over £1300. shep is now home with us being loved as always! :)

if you notice your dog limping, and it persists for a day or two, please take them to a vets as this disease can attack any joint in their body.

My Mastiff had OCD from around 5 months old.
It was over 10 years ago and at that time, with her being a giant breed, the vet decided to use medication rather than replace her shoulder joints as both were affected, which is what they thought they would have to do, the meds worked well for her until she was just over 10 years old. Along with controlled activity throughout her life.
Also I was told that it can affect more joints as the dog gets older. Moreso when they have laready suffered with it. Thankfully Ragga didnt' have any other trouble than both her shoulders being affected.

I'm glad that your Shep has come through the surgery well..good luck with him.
 

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thanks guys, we are just happy to have him recovered and back home, we do have to monitor his activitys, but hes usualy a very calm and placid dog. one of the ladys started to cry when shep was being taken back home hehe :)
 
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