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Old 09-24-2018, 06:14 PM
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Dog has been limping for a month... looking for a second opinion

My year old Yorkie mix has been limping for about a month on her left from leg. It seems like the discomfort is at the elbow. Took her to the vet and got X-rays but she said she couldn’t see much. Vet said some bone density loss due to none use of the leg. The bones at the joint look a little rounded and not as defined as the other side. She recommended anti-inflammatory medicine and rest. Hoping to get a second opinion from someone.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:25 PM
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If you're able to, you should contact a vet specialist, like an orthopedic vet or have a vet radiologist look at the x-rays. Search online and see what you can find near you.

A lot of times people don't realize that vet specialists are available. Just like with humans when we go to specialists, our pets can too. Your regular vet is like your regular doctor. They treat the most common problems, but if something out of the ordinary is going on, it's good to seek out a specialist in the field you need.
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My dogs having x.rays & asessment on her legs on thurs, I was wondering what the cost is likely to be, what country are you in? I'm in N.Z It looks to me on the xrays with both legs some obvious differences. I would get some one else to interpret those x.rays for you. Another vet, radiologist or canine physio therapist.
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Young dogs heal very fast and if there is a break or another problem that starts healing on its own it could heal in the wrong way and it might end up like that for the rest of her life. A month has already passed and that's long enough for something to heal wrong. The faster you can get her seen, the better for her.
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Seeing an Orthopedic specialist is a good idea. Don't know what area you live in, but most metropolitan areas have a variety of Vet specialists available.
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