Molly had x-rays today and the vet has diagnosed her with osteochondritis dissecans. He put her on Dasuquin but if that does not work we are looking at $2000 for artheroscopic surgery. He said it is genetic (don't know if in dogs in general or shorthairs in particular). Has anyone else had problems with this and what was the outcome. If necessary, we will definitely do the surgery. Damn these furkids are expensive.
I agree. After reading about it on Google I think I'll talk more about it with my vet. Thank you for the information. We don't hunt or show Molly but she is a valued family member and we don't want her in pain.