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My grandparents have a two year old shorkie. They had to take him to the Vet today because he wouldn't move and when my grandma tried to touch his back right leg he almost bit her. The vet said that his knee was popped out of place and that they would have to do surgery if it didn't get better. I was wondering if this is a problem in other shorkies?

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My 3 year old Shorkie has the same problem and will now need surgery to correct the knee injury.


My 3 year old Shorkie has the same problem and will now need surgery to correct the knee injury. Hopefully the surgery will help!


We have a 3 yr old Shorkie that has the same knee problem. We took her to Petsmart to our vet and was told that she has Patellar Luxations, which is when the ligament that runs over the knee fits into a groove and that sometimes the groove is not deep enough so the ligament pops out into the inside of her knee. They said that when this takes place it would shorten her leg while it is popped out, therefore making her limp until it pops back in, which is usually right away. We were told that this would require surgery to deepen the groove so that the ligament would remain in place. She was a little overweight by just a couple of lbs since we were giving her too many treats...LOL...so we have limited the treats and she has lost some weight and the problem doesn't happen near as much as when she was heavier. We were told that it doesn't cause any pain for her now but that there was a chance of her being in pain as she gets older from arthritis. Not sure sure we're gonna have surgery done as long as we keep her weight down therefore keeping the problem at bay! Hope this helps... =)


We had a shipoo and she had the same problem. Our vet did not recommend surgery because her hip would pop back into place on it's own. When it didn't she ran on three legs just as fast and the vet did not think she was in pain. She lived until 16 with it and did well.


It is a problem with Shorkies, The ridge that runs across the front of their knee is very shallow and the tendon slips off. My vet told me that there is surgery available but advised against it.


It is a problem with Shorkies, The ridge that runs across the front of their knee is very shallow and the tendon slips off. My vet told me that there is surgery available but advised against it.


I have a six year old shorkie and have been told of this problem. when wiping his paws I sometimes hear a creaking but as of yet it has not popped out. When he walks it looks as if his legs are turning but runs like crazy! Hope your little one feels better.


I have a six year old shorkie and have been told of this problem. when wiping his paws I sometimes hear a creaking but as of yet it has not popped out. When he walks it looks as if his legs are turning but runs like crazy! Hope your little one feels better.


My baby had this problem too. We got his weight down and he is fine. The vet says as long as his weight is kept down and he doesn't have any problems then no surgery is needed


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