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Old 11-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does Bella have luxating patellas?

Hi I'm new to the forum and I have two Maltese's one aged 3 years named Bella and one aged 9 months named Zoey. Bella has a weird problem in her back legs and it looks as if she is double jointed to me. I have never seen her in any pain because of this, but I've always been worried about it because it like it could be painful.

Recently I've heard that a large percentage of Maltese's have luxating patellas and I started to wonder if this could be the problem that Bella has. Her leg has never gotten stuck in a position though and she has never really exhibited any hopping that is usually present in dogs with luxating patellas. Any ideas what might be wrong with Bella, if anything?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Her vet can easily check her knees. No xrays are even needed.

I would really recommend you get Bella checked asap.
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