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Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Ununited Anconeal Process
« on: October 11, 2007, 01:49:14 pm »
The diagnosis was made after Xrays were taken.  His symptoms were limping and soreness in his leg.  I too have done lots of google searches.  Just wondered if there was anyone on here who have been through it personally. 

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Ununited Anconeal Process
« on: October 10, 2007, 04:58:56 pm »
Hi, recently my 5 month old male German Shepherd, Nash, has been diagnosed with Ununited Anconeal Process.  I am seeking advice on this topic, has anyone gone through this with their dogs?  What type of surgery have you opted for and what was the outcome.  I have heard of one surgery where the Anconeal process is removed which leads to unstability in the joint...anothe r procedure is an Ulnar Osteotomy where a piece of the Ulna is removed which will hopefully allow for the anconeal process to unite, allowing for more stability in the longterm.  Any advise on this condition would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance. 


Thank you for sharing that. I just recently lost my friend, Ben, on December 24th and although I didn't get to see stage 2 because he was only 5, it still helped a little to read that.  I am at the stage I think where you said no one in your group of friends will understand your grief.  I think that is so true.  People try to understand when you lose an "animal", but what I am finding is that many of them don't understand that I have lost a family member and a cherished friend.  It's nice to know there are people at this website that do understand.  Thank you for that.

Breeding Questions & Information / Breeding...need
« on: December 30, 2006, 04:58:19 pm »
Hi Everyone,
It's been a longtime since I have been here.  We recently lost our 5  1/2 year old Newf on Christmas Eve.:(  Ben has had a difficult road since he was a puppy.  He had hip dysplasia and had surgery at 3 years old one of his hips then at 3 he was also diagnosed with Epilepsy and had to start a course of Phenobarb daily.  Well his seizures got the best of him and after having seizures for 2 days we were unable to break the cycle and had to resort to the only humane thing we could do for our friend.  He went to sleep peacefully with some help from our wonderful vet. Needless to say this has been a horrible Christmas and a very difficult time for our family.  Anyways I told our breeder about his hips when we found out he had dysplasia and he needed surgery.  Then I told her about his Epilepsy and the seizures he was having.  His mother died of Cancer, but the father is still alive.  Since this information she has continued to breed with the Father and she even bred the Father to Ben's full-blood Sister.  I don't know much about breeding, but what I do know is that I would hate to have the genes that Ben has to be repeated.  I would hate for another dog to go through what Ben has had to go through.  Do you know is it right for this breeder to continue to use the Father to breed and is it ok to breed Father to Daughter.  It doesn't seem right to me.  She claims that no other puppies have had troubles and I sincerely hope they haven't, but don't you think that just because they haven't yet doesn't necessarily mean they won't in the future.  I recently got ahold of the breeder to tell her that we have had to put Ben down, and I hope that she will discontinue breeding with Ben's father and any other sibling that has the same blood.  What do you all think.  Thank you

Old English Mastiff Pictures / Re: Mama Cass picture
« on: March 10, 2005, 11:22:46 pm »
That is right where a child should be...beside their dog, what a sweet pix.

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Berners
« on: March 10, 2005, 11:05:40 pm »
AWWWW I want one...what a cute puppy...such a sweet face,


Newfoundland Pictures / BIG BEN
« on: March 08, 2005, 10:42:08 pm »
Believe it or not this is Ben at just 18 months old...he is a big boy.  He loves playing in the snow with his kids...notice the kid in the background...t hat's his.  :D  I am so happy that it is so easy to post pix here!!!!!! 

Newfoundland Pictures / What a Face
« on: March 08, 2005, 10:36:35 pm »
I thought I would try this picture posting is Ben just enjoying the snow...this is his I'm thrilled look!!!  :D

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