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Old 04-19-2016, 11:08 PM
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Dog is limping again...

Hi, so a few months ago I noticed my dog was limping a little if you looked closely so I took him to the vet. They gave him some pills and that's all and it seemed to go away. But this visit was really expensive and I think he might've healed without going.

Anyway, I noticed today him limping again. It's a lot more noticeable. He still will walk/run really quickly when I call him. But he's like sort of not putting weight on his back leg and his head bobs up and down when he walks.

Do you think I should take him to the vet or just wait.Thanks for any advice!
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:23 AM
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Def take him to the vet!
My dog was limping because of torn ligaments (first limping, later not be able to stand on it, at all)! I'm not saying your dog has the same thing, but look into it before it gets worse!
You might also try to give them some anti-inflammatories, but I would check with my vet first.

Let us know what your vet said!

Get well soon!
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:49 AM
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Take your dog to the vet!! Just like desmetval, when my dog started limping last year we took her to the vet and she had a torn CCL. If we hadn't taken her ASAP, we probably would have kept taking her for walks and kept her active like usual. What we were told by our vet was to keep her completely inactive (as much as possible) for at least 8 weeks and see if there was any improvement.. we did this because we didn't want to go for the expensive surgery that would have put her under a lot of stress at 10 years old.

She also recommended we try using an Ortocanis dog knee brace to help stabilize her knee while it was healing itself.. It also increases blood circulation in the area keeping it warm and reducing pain.

It's been a year now and I can pretty confidently say she's fully recovered.

But the first and most important step is always taking them to the vet when something like this happens!! A dog's life is already so short, it seems cruel to watch them be in pain for any extended period of time if it's avoidable in any way. You'll probably feel better knowing what's wrong as well!
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Is it possible that your dog has lyme disease caused by ticks? I know limping seems to be the #1 sign for it. Any other symptoms? I would limit his movement and if it doesn't go away definitely go to the vet.
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anys news on the diagnosis??
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