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Old 08-09-2016, 07:40 AM
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Dog is limping

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So this morning my Tibetan terrier Daisy who is roughly 10 years old was fine, and now she is limping. She is showing no signs of pain and the leg visually seems fine. It is her right hind leg.
When I move her leg it has full range of movement and when I apply a lighting pressure on the joints and going down the bones nothing, she's fine, even wagging her tail.
Then I got a bright light an had a good look at her paw, in between her toes, the pads , the nails, nothing. All seems fine.
You wouldn't think there is anything wrong with her if she wasn't limping. She won't put any weight on it at all, she sits and stands up without using it and she doesn't seem to move around much.
I'm quite perplexed. I have booked her an appt at the vet but was wondering if anyone has had any experience like this before? I looked it up but almost all posts I found on various websites said their dog sometimes put weight on their leg, whereas Daisy is holding it up all of the time.
Any suggestions would be great, especially on how to make her comfortable, should I shut her in? I'm reluctant to separate her from her doggy friend Milo who is a Newfie...
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:22 AM
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Dogs get arthritis just as we humans do and sometimes the symptoms go unnoticed for long periods of time. Daisy may have a more serious issue or it may go away with a few days of rest. It may be time to get her to the vet and let the professionals make an assessment.
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Could she have suffered a minor injury in playtime with a newf? That's alot of dog to play with. Could be inflammation, vet consult wouldn't hurt, maybe ask about anti inflammatory meds for the short term.

Could be getting arthritic as well. Older dogs can really benefit from glucosamine and chondroitin supplements.
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There are a few things that could be happening. First would be simply arthritis associated with old age.
She also may have injured it. Does she jump off of things, bed, couch, etc? Sometimes if dogs, especially small breed dogs, have arthritis issues and jump off of things, they can cause more severe injures then just the arthritis by itself.
She also could have a CCL or ACL injury.
Since it's a hind leg, she could also have a luxating patella that isn’t going back in properly.
I would definitely say see a vet for it. Treatments for all of the above range from meds like Tramadol, Gabapentin, and Carprofen, to surgery.
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It sounds like ACL or CCL injury...my neighbors little dog had the same exact symptoms and ended up having surgery..........
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Could be anything. My dog began limping periodically a few years back until one day she fell on the steps after seeming fine all day. I was pretty sure she wasn't injured. She didn't seem to have pain in her leg. Turned out she had Lyme Disease and the pain was actually under her shoulder blade. She still suffers from arthritis now as a result. There are good days and bad days.

Another thought...Is your dog limping after being outside? I'm not sure what your weather is like there, but here it is around 100 degrees and one of my dogs is especially sensitive to the hot ground, causing her to limp while going out to the bathroom until a couple minutes after she comes in. That's probably not the case of it is only one leg, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
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My 11 year old Westie has this same thing. The surgery is very expensive (as was just getting a prelim diagnosis) and I am debating doing it. The leg is also slightly atrophied now. Surgery may or may not fix this, and he may be too old to recuperate properly. So, its very hard on me to watch. If Max was younger and I was assured of a likely good outcome I'd do it, but now I am not sure what to do.
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@MiloAndDaisy..................How is her leg? What did the Vet say?
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