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Weʼre raising £8,000 to Help fund surgery for Bertie, who needs a knee replacement.

Bridport, UK

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Degenerative Knee

My beautiful 4 year old dog Bertie has had problems with his joints all his life. At 8 months old he was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia which has limited him on most of his activities. As he has got older the congenital condition has progressed and then stabilised and is coping well with his condition.

However at the end of 2017 Bertie damaged a ligament in is knee whilst playing with another dog. I took him to the vet who said that he had partially ruptured his tendon. He was treated with pain killers and restricted exercise. Everthing eventually settled and he was back to his usual self. Whilst this event occurred I was going through a period of not working due to various factors and my pet insurance lasped. When I was able to reinstate it Bertie now had a pre-existing condition which would not be covered by my insurance.

In January of this year whilst out walking on a muddy rainy day Bertie managed to injure the same knee when walking along a slippery grass bank. He was taken to the vets again and the treatment was the same as last time, however he did not recover as well and has an intermittant limp. I requested a referral to an orthopaedic vet who diagnosed Bertie with degenerative knee ligaments and informed me that the condition is likely to get worse and effect his other knee. We discussed surgical option as to how his knee joint could be made more stable, but it would not cure his condition. The other option sugguested was a knee replacement, even though this could have its own complication, my thoughts are this is the best way forward.

All help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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  • Angela & Ian

    Angela & Ian

    Apr 17, 2018

    Best wishes to Bertie xx


  • Carole Hurren

    Carole Hurren

    Apr 11, 2018

    Good luck with your just giving page. Love from Carole and Steve Hurren


  • carol moran

    carol moran

    Apr 7, 2018

    All our love to Bertie. Carol & Derek


  • Carolyn Randall

    Carolyn Randall

    Apr 5, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Apr 4, 2018

    Good luck to Bertie.

  • Bea


    Apr 3, 2018

    A deserving cause for Bertie who's such a special boy.


  • Chideock and Seatown Community Website Donation

    Chideock and Seatown Community Website Donation

    Apr 3, 2018

    We want to help Bertie to get better so he can keep exploring Chideock and Seatown as we know he loves this beautiful area ... and we all love seeing him out and about.


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Carolyn Randall

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Bridport, UK

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