About this blog

Hello and thanks for checking out my story. My dog, Howie, who is now 3 years old, was diagnosed with Legg-Calves-Perthes disease at 9 months old. He needed major surgery to remove the “ball” part of the hip joint on his right side, as it had died from lack of blood flow and not grown in fully. I was shocked, angry, and sad when I found out. I hope this blog can bring awareness to research and treatment methods for the disease as well as help other dog owners who are affected by it. It is thought to be a hereditary disease and breeders need to start taking responsibility for it.

I have chronicled Howie as he went through the process from diagnosis on to surgery and then recovery. I hope that this will help worried dog owners and give hope for the future for your little pup. Please comment if you have questions!