Category: July 2013 Newsletter A

Ask Seth: Legg Cavle Perthes

My 8 month miniature Yorkie, Cuddles, has become very quiet and doesn't want to walk for any more than 5 minutes and then goes and lies down. He then became very lame on his left leg and was very painful when I picked him up. I took him to the orthopedic specialist and he was diagnosed with Legg Cavle Perthes disease. My husband took him and said he needs surgery. Have you heard of this and is surgery needed? Please help!! Ruth from NYC