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Manny is a west highland white terrier (commonly known as a westie) and was born on August 1, 2006. Like most westies, Manny is highly energetic, athletic and intelligent.

For the first seven months of Manny’s life, everything appeared normal for a growing puppy. But suddenly Manny’s hind right leg started giving him trouble and he was quickly diagnosed with Legg-Perthes Disease and required significant surgery.

While the prognosis for Manny is very good – there was very little information available to us regarding Legg-Perthes disease, the surgery, and the recovery period. By chronicling Manny’s experiences (and ours) via this blog, I hope to help other dog owners in there battle with this spreading disease.