1458 W 117th St, Lakewood, OH | Directions 4410741.482071 -81.768951
We've been taking our pets to R&W for years. A month ago we took our dog to get examined because he had started limping. Dr.Gadd examined his leg and hip to see where the pain was and told us it was most likely a sprain and possibly a fracture so he gave him an anti-inflamatory and said to come back if he isn't better in a week and a half. We took him in 2 weeks later due to him getting worse. They took 2 xrays to check for a break and he diagnosed our dog with hip dysplasia & gave us tramadol and metacamp and told us he needs rest. So we had our concerns and doubts but made sure he was resting, but last week he wouldn't even put weight on his leg. We called Dr. Wendt to address our concerns about his diagnosis and treatment and were blown off so we got our xrays and took him to West Park Animal Hospital today.
Right away the doctor examined his spine (which Dr.Gadd never did) in which our dog reacted in pain.. So the doctor looked at the xrays from R&W and saw immediately that a disk in his spine was pinching his nerve.
Our dog has now lost the use of his entire left hind leg bc it went untreated for so long. If he wouldve been put on Pretnisone 2 weeks ago he wouldve had an 80% chance of his leg being back to normal, now its only about 10% of it getting better, but the doctor has little hope. All we can do is hope the pretnisone works to take away the swelling thats pinching the nerve, but his legs dead now and even if it gets better its already completely atrophied so he'll never use it again.
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