Healy and his surgery

We got Healy as a rescue puppy almost a year ago.  From the start he seemed to have some problems with his gait.  Unfortunately, this past week he had to have surgery on his right hip.  He’s doing great but it cost us a small fortune.  The vet removed the ball in the hip joint.  It sounds horrible but I’m so impress with how he’s doing.  The vet’s office calls him a real trooper.  The vet even thanked us for letting him have the surgery.  I guess a lot of people would have simply let him live in pain or put him down.  He’s too good a dog for us to do that.  He’s still NEVER had an accident in the house.  He’s an excellent watch dog; he’ll bark at anyone coming down our driveway, unfortunately that includes all of us too.

Here’s a couple of pictures of him right after surgery.  The little girl with him is ginger.

Healy one day after surgery

Healy

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2 Responses to “Healy and his surgery”

  1. bmat10 Says:

    Beautiful dog, thanks for giving him his chance. He’ll end up paying you back 10 fold if he hasn’t already.

  2. pamblizzard Says:

    He really is a great dog, and I can’t believe how good he’s doing after the surgery. His hip went out of place and wouldn’t stay back in. He had a parasite that our old vet missed and had to live with it (the hip) until he could gain enough weight for the surgery. It was a tough few weeks, but he was a real trooper.

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