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Waggy Tales – Mrs Pickering & Freddie

In this Waggy Tale we meet Mrs Pickering and her Terrier cross Freddie.

Mrs Pickering rehomed Freddie from Dogs Trust, after he spent the first 18 months of his life as a stray.

Recently, Mrs Pickering noticed that Freddie was limping and only weight bearing on three of his legs. As she was concerned, she took Freddie to the vet to investigate.

After various tests and investigations, the vet discovered that Freddie had a Luxating Patella. This is the luxation, or “popping out or dislocation” of the kneecap (patella). A luxating patella is caused by a congenital malformation which creates abnormal forces on the kneecap, causing it to slide out of the groove in which it normally sits.

A dislocated kneecap is one of the most prevalent knee joint abnormalities in dogs. The condition is most common in toy and miniature dog breeds such as the Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Pekingese, Chihuahua, and Boston Terrier. Female dogs are 1 1/2 times more likely to acquire the condition.

Freddie had surgery in order to make the groove bigger and in turn prevent the patella popping out.

Mrs Pickering was very worried about the vet bills, as she knew that surgery could be quite costly. Luckily, she had a Buddies Pet Insurance policy in place.

Freddie’s surgery went well, and while he still occasionally retreats to his 3 good legs, he is on the mend.

He is now enjoying his favourite walks on the beach followed by lots of fuss from everyone in the village, who just love Freddie’s sweet nature.

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