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Old 12-22-2015, 10:13 AM
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Dog limping NO explanation

Hi I have a 5 year old female mix breed (Rhodesian ridgeback, whippet, lab). For 4-5 months she's had this limp near the second half of every day. She wakes up fine. Runs around and then she limps. Sometimes she hops on 3 legs then she's walking (albeit with a limp) on 4. It seems to be the worst after she's been active and stopped and rested for a while. When she does get up her leg seems really stiff and she's limping. The more she walks the more loose it seems to get the limping gets less severe until she lies down again. We've been to the vet twice for this. Had x rays done. The vet examined the leg. Pushed it in pulled it out felt all along it looked at her pads and nails and rotated her leg (back left) in her joint and she doesn't seem to mind. No yelping so swelling no anything that would explain why she's limping. She doesn't appear to be in pain. She is still very high energy and active despite the limp. Vet said if it was causing her a lot of pain shed avoid activity generally. Also This is a dog that yelps. She's hurt her leg in the past and when it's painful she yelps and freaks out and doesn't let us near it. And we've done a bunch of our own exams on the leg as well and aside from Wiggling she just lets us do it. We try to minimize her strenuous activity by only taking her on short leashed walks a couple times a day but we live on a hobby farm
So we'll let her out to go pee and she'll chase the chickens a bit (silly
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So after allllll this mystery we were told that she must have injured a ligament of tendon and it healed incorrectly. She said the injured could have been small even. But when it healed improperly it disrupted her normal
Range of motion for her back leg. So it's not painful but when she does strenuous activity and then rest her leg stiffens up and it's more
Difficult for her to extend and retract. Has anyone else had some injury and resulting limp like this with their dog? Aside from exploratory surgery there's no much more they can do. We massage it regularly (which she loves) and we have her on glucosamine and recovery sp. any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:19 PM
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My dog was on glucosamine and it stopped working. I found this and it did wonders for my hound with a limp from injury. It still has glucosamine in it. I don't know what makes the difference but he is 10 and runs around like a puppy now the limp is gone.
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My neighbors fiest mix had an ACL injury and even after surgery she still limped after strenuous activity. The vet told them to try TENS and it has worked wonders on Layla, he is back to being able to walk her 3 times a day for 3 miles each time.

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No luxatting patella? my Jessie was similar wit the limp with her luxatting patella which popped back in feb this year after she fell on her hind legs from jumping on the bed. got her to vets straight away for pain relief as she yelled in pain when it happened and of course some limping
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