Eva girl had her hip and heart x-rays yesterday.
The hip x-rays are because she always walks and runs a bit strangely and she looks like she has cowhocks.
The heart x-rays because her momma Hana had it and we're worried that Eva might inherit it.
The reports of the x-rays:
The hip - Eva's right hip looks fine at the moment but her left side has something called joint space increase. The vet's advice is to just leave it and give our girl some supplement and keep an eye on it. The worst case is she might need a surgery when she's bigger but if it's under control, we should just keep an eye on her as she's still developing. Apparently this joint space increase can't be fixed up except surgery (my understanding at the moment) but as long as it doesn't aggravate, we should just leave it. However, according to the vet, we need a second opinion and that's why he kept the films as he wanted to pass them to an orthopaedist who is in univsercity for a second opinion. We'll get back to him next Friday.
The heart - According to the x-rays, Eva's heart looks clear and has no sign of heart enlarged problem. In the x-rays, due to her moving but not staying still, her heart looks a bit lopsided. The vet didn't give her anesthesia when he did the heart x-rays because he knew Hana had it and it's better not to put any burden on her. The anesthesia was only for the hip.
After a couple of hours at the vet's, Eva was happy to see us and the vet said she was an angel there as she made no fuss, no barking and behaved very well. She was so happy when we reached home, Mika and Laura all went to her and gave her loads of licks and sniffs of course. The little one jumped, ran and barked happily as usual.
To us, the x-rays report didn't sound too good nor too bad and we'll keep doing whatever we're doing with her right now.