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Old 12-07-2018, 10:14 AM
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Question Back Leg Problems in Young Great Pyrenees

My one year old Great Pyrenees has been having some trouble with her back legs. About a month ago, she was playing in the yard and seemed to have strained her back left leg. She held her leg up initially, not putting any weight, but then walked it right off and kept on playing. The next couple days she seemed unusually stiff, but didn't whine, yelp, or show me any signs of pain. Tail still wagging, excited, happy. My husband attributed it to a strained or sprained muscle, and she healed on her own. This has happened a couple more times since then, and these second and third times did not seem nearly as bad at all, all while she was playing really hard and running in the yard. (Trying to keep up with the 2 year old psychopathic pit-lab mix with neverending energy!) Each time, she seems ok after she walks it off. I know Pyrenees can be prone to hind leg diseases, and I've been doing my research, to the point that I'm becoming a very anxious dog mom, and my husbands response is "she's fine!".

Does anyone have any personal experience with this?

Is this something that can wait until our next biannual checkup, which is in 2 or 3 months, or does anyone think this is something we should get checked out immediately?
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this site sais these things should be checked asap https://www.brandonlakesanimalhospital.com (Great Pyrenees Breed info/ Riverveiw, Florida Veterinarians) I have a miniature Foxeranian that has leg issues. Luxating patella, she also had some falls as a pup due to this condition & bent her toe back over stretching the tendon & was limping for a month. She had also bent her toe on a strange angle once & had a splint/ bandage anti flam. The lameness & stiffness usually points to dysplasia/ arthritis & your best to get a natural anti flam for dogs because the un natural ones are harmful longterm. My dogs on a natural anti- flam for her L.P. However I have noticed a build up effect over days weeks- gets stronger & she has gained weight from being less active- she's been a super chilled but happy dog on it & bouncing around occasionally too! But I have been not giving her any for a few days if she gets too lethargic. She does little whimpering sounds & I know she needs her meds again. Your vet will do a physical examination & likely x.rays to determine cause.
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