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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 read more