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Old 09-09-2017, 04:43 AM
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Jumped off of couch - still limping 2 months later

Short version:
Our 8 year old yorkiepoo has been limping on her back left leg for 2 months and we dont know if it's an injury that we need to address or if she's just developed a habit of limping since healing. Please help! Thanks

Long version:
Our 8 year old yorkiepoo has been In great health and shape. She has bee. Fortunate to not have any leg issues until now. She was playing by running and jumping off of the couch and before we could stop her before she hurt herself, she landed on her back left leg funny and has been limping for the past two months. The vet has given us anti-inflammatory meds twice now, but nothing else. I would LOVE to see an x-ray to be safe, but my wife and I are also nervous about her going under. The weird thing is if she knows she is going to get a treat, she runs on all four legs to celebrate just fine. We don't know if she has healed just fine and developed a limping habit, or if there is a greater issue. Our local vets in Rochester, New York have given us little to no information unfortunately. She has also been eating less since the injury. Any advice or leads would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much.

Also, we happen to have the event on video and can post it if that helps.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:02 PM
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Unfortunately if you're not seeing improvement over the course of 2 months an X-ray is going to be your best option to make sure there's nothing going on that can't be paplated externally.

Some other thoughts:
-get a second opinion from a different vet
-find a vet who can possibly ultrasound the joint/leg without the hassle of doing xrays in New York.
-I know the New York regulations prohibit vet staff from manually restraining a pet for xrays, hence the need/requirement for anesthetics to obtain radiographic images; but I don't know if sedation and sandbags +/- tape restraint would be an option for you vet to X-ray your dog. If your pet is cooperative you may want to ask your vet if there's anyway they can try different restraint methods to obtain the xrays, even if they're only "ok" images that may be better than nothing.
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Dogs don't fake pain, in fact to the contrary, they conceal it, until the threshold reaches a level at which they can no longer conceal it. I would certainly get him to a Vet that will find the problem, and come up with a treatment plan.
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Has your vet checked the knee for luxating patella?
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