Kurley is new to PPR and we pulled him out of a local shelter. He is just two years old and is a Pekingese. At the time we pulled him it was with the understanding that he potentially needed surgery to his front legs. The x-rays are not pretty! Being that he is only two years old we wanted to give him the best chance at a good quality of life so we agreed to take him and get him to the orthopedic surgeon. We sent his initial x-rays to the surgeon first and he came back and said both of the legs are old injuries and one of them is very “healed” in place and wouldn’t likely be able to have surgery on. The other leg he said was possible but he wanted to meet Kurley and do an evaluation on him in person. Kurley went to that evaluation on 11/30 and the vet put him through a series of tests forcing him to use both legs and has determined that he really doesn’t want to do surgery on either leg since he puts weight on both legs. He compared his walking to having one leg longer than the other so he will always have a limp but he said he is in no pain since these are old injuries and have healed in place. He said his concern with doing surgery on the one leg is that if he does it would “lock up” on Kurley all the time afterwards and reduce his quality of life. Based on the surgeons recommendation we have decided not to put Kurley through the surgery. Kurley has been doing very well with all the dogs in his foster home and is a real sweetheart. We do not know how he is with kids or cats.
Kurley is housebroken, neutered, current on vaccines and microchipped.