08-15-2019, 07:17 PM
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He's young and definitely shouldn't be limping and doing the things you're describing. Something is obviously young, just not obviously diagnosed. If you can, find a vet specialist and take him there. Maybe a Veterinary orthopedic Dr? There are vet specialists for every field, just as there are for people. I'm not sure what specialist you need, but you can call and get advice on that from your current vet.
Hopefully it's something easily treated, but you just don't know. My sister's dog had a swollen leg last year. He had bloodwork and tests done and nothing came back to indicate what was wrong. They assume that he could have been bit by a snake and it was healing (even though no bite area was found). I wish I had known to recommend that she take him to a specialist. He was seen a couple of times over the next month or so and he didn't noticeably get worse, but he ended up passing away after about six weeks. Terribly sad and she never learned what caused it.
For anything that your normal vet doesn't have an answer for, it's a good idea to seek answers from another vet if you're able to.